MENLO PARK (CBS SF)– PG&E crews capped a gas leak Wednesday afternoon in Menlo Park that had prompted a nearby high school to shelter in place, utility and school officials said.
PG&E received a report at 12:24 p.m. of a third-party crew that was digging and struck a gas line near Willow Road and Ivy Drive, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.
A gas service representative arrived at the scene by 12:42 p.m. and smelled a strong odor of gas in the area, but crews could not immediately pinpoint the exact location where the line was struck, Guidi said.
All lanes of Willow Road were shut down in the area as of 1 p.m. as PG&E crews try to cap the leak, he said. The leak was finally capped just after 3 p.m.
No injuries were reported in the incident, a San Mateo County fire dispatcher said.
Mid-Peninsula High School, located nearby at 1340 Willow Road, was ordered to shelter in place, a school employee said.
The employee, who declined to provide her name, said the campus was already nearly empty because students and teachers participated in the school’s Community Service Day at various local organizations.
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