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Gas Leak In Los Gatos Temporarily Shuts Down Highway 9

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PG&E crews work on capping a gas leak on the 400 block of N. Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos, April 11, 2013. (CBS)

PG&E crews work on capping a gas leak on the 400 block of N. Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos, April 11, 2013. (CBS)

LOS GATOS (CBS SF)— Both directions of state Highway 9 were closed at North Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos Thursday morning as crews worked to repair a ruptured gas line.

PG&E crews responded to a report of a gas leak around 10:40 a.m. at 400 N. Santa Cruz Ave., PG&E spokesman Jason King said.

Los Gatos police and fire crews responded to the area and set up a perimeter, King said.

Employees at the Bank of America at 333 N. Santa Cruz Ave. were evacuated as a precaution, King said.

The leak has been capped and the area is safe, King said. The highway has since reopened.

The cause of the rupture is unknown, King said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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