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Construction Crew Hits Gas Line In San Jose

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) –A third-party construction crew struck a gas line in San Jose Thursday afternoon, causing a gas leak, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

The underground gas line was hit as the crew used a backhoe on Orchard Parkway between West Plumeria Drive and West Trimble Road, PG&E spokeswoman Nicole Liebelt said.

A fire dispatcher said the call came in at 1:35 p.m.

Crews from PG&E are on scene conducting an investigation, Liebelt said.

Construction workers are encouraged to call 811 to learn the location of underground gas lines before carrying out any digging, she said.

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