A gas line main break on Encinal Avenue near Laurel Street reported by the Atherton Police Department at about 1 p.m. was repaired and local roads reopened by a little after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.
Police had asked nearby residents to shelter in place, or stay home inside their homes. Several nearby streets were closed.
Atherton Police Department Sgt. Sherman Hall said that construction workers in the area had hit what was estimated to be about a 2-inch gas pipe.
Closed were: Laurel Street at Glenwood Avenue, Encinal Avenue at Garwood Way and Encinal Avenue at Felton Drive
PG&E was on the scene with heavy equipment by 1:30 p.m., Sgt. Hall said.
While residents had been asked to shelter in place because "any time there's gas, there's danger," Sgt. Hall said, a strong breeze was quickly dissipating any gas, he said.