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Shelter-In-Place Lifted After Menlo Park Gas Line Rupture

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MENLO PARK (CBS SF) — A gas leak in Menlo Park has been capped and a shelter-in-place order for residents has been lifted, a PG&E spokesman said Monday afternoon.

A third-party construction crew struck a 1-inch plastic line around 11:15 a.m. in the 1300 block of Hoover Street, PG&E spokesman Jason King said.

Nearby residents were ordered to stay inside until leak was capped, which happened at 12:06 p.m., King said.

There were still 10 customers without gas service in a nearby apartment building, but repairs were expected to be completed by 1:30 p.m., King said.

King said the crew had called 811 before digging to learn where the underground gas lines were. He said PG&E employees had come out and marked the location of the lines, so it is unclear how the accident occurred.

 

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