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San Jose Gas Leak Prompts Shelter-In-Place Warning In Downtown Area

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A firefighter at the scene of a gas leak at The Alameda and Morrison Street in San Jose, December 17, 2013. (CBS)

A firefighter at the scene of a gas leak at The Alameda and Morrison Street in San Jose, December 17, 2013. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Crews have capped a gas leak that started in downtown San Jose late Tuesday morning and prompted shelter-in-place advisories for nearby residents and businesses.

The fire department was dispatched to the intersection of The Alameda and Morrison Street at 11:14 a.m. about a leak in a 3- or 4-inch underground gas main, fire officials said.

San Jose police halted traffic on a six-block section of The Alameda and residents and businesses were advised to shelter in place after the leak was reported.

PG&E crews responded and were able to control the leak by about 1:25 p.m., allowing officials to lift the shelter-in-place advisory, fire officials said.

The gas main sits beneath The Alameda, fire officials said.

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