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Twenty evacuated because of gas leak in San Mateo
July 29, 2014, 05:00 AM Bay City News Service

About 20 people were evacuated in San Mateo this morning as crews sealed a small gas line break, a PG&E spokesman said.

The people were evacuated from buildings in the area of West 20th Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas after the gas line break was reported at 10:25 a.m., PG&E spokesman Jason King said.

A construction crew hit a 1.25-inch plastic gas line with an excavator there, causing the leak, King said.

PG&E sealed the gas leak at about 10:50 a.m. and the evacuations were lifted, he said.

There were markings on the ground where the underground gas lines were and PG&E is investigating why the crew hit the line despite the markings, King said.

"It's important to not only call 811 but to follow the safe digging instructions provided," he said.

PG&E expects to complete repairs to the line by mid-afternoon, King said.

No customers lost service because of the rupture.



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