Gas Leak Shuts Streets Around SF’s Union Square

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — PG&E crews restored service Wednesday night to some 70 customers who were impacted by a gas leak in downtown San Francisco Wednesday afternoon.

The fire department was notified around 2 p.m. that a construction crew working at the intersection of Post and Mason streets had hit a 10-inch gas main, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

One office building at the intersection — 490 Post St.—was evacuated, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said. Occupants in other buildings on the corner were advised to shelter in place, Molica said.

A PG&E crew was on the scene within minutes to begin making repairs and gas service was shut off to about 70 customers by 3:14 p.m.

Crews completed repairs to the gas main by 5:15 p.m. and began relighting pilot lights for impacted customers at 6:30 p.m.

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  1. Daryl Leckt says:

    i predict a notice informing me that PGE went to the PUC demanding an increase in costs for all customers

  2. Warren Clayton says:

    my question was not answered. Who was responsible? pg&e? the contractor? or the city?

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