SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A construction crew punctured a gas line in South San Jose Thursday, prompting evacuations before the leak was eventually capped, authorities said.

The San Jose Fire Department said the call came in around 1:30 p.m. at a construction site on the Monterey Highway, between Bernal Rd. and Monterey Circle.

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Two buildings and a bar, the Hideaway Lounge, were evacuated. Monterey Highway was shut down in both directions between Bernal and Monterey Circle as PG&E crews worked to cap the leak.

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A third-party construction crew struck a gas riser with a piece of equipment and caused the pipe to leak, according to PG&E. Crews cleared the leak at 2:12 p.m. and roads were reopened around 3 p.m.


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