kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Local

Gas Leak Shuts Down West Grand Ave. Approach To Bay Bridge

View Comments
BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The West Grand Avenue approach to the Bay Bridge in Oakland was closed Tuesday afternoon because of a gas leak, according to PG&E and Oakland police.

The leak was reported at 1:15 p.m. on Maritime Street near Burma Road, PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said.

A third-party construction crew was digging in the area and knocked over a pole. That pole hit an exposed 3/8-inch steel gas line that comes up from the ground and attaches to a device that records pipeline pressure, Ehlers said.

The line leaked gas until crews were able to cap it around 2:45 p.m., she said.

According to Oakland police, West Grand Avenue reopened around 3:20 p.m.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus