Gas Leak in Redwood City Prompts Street Closure

REDWOOD CITY — Police this morning closed a street in Redwood City because of a gas leak that started when a contractor hit a gas main, a PG&E spokesman said.

A private contractor who was clearing tree roots in preparation for sewer line work at 97 Arch St. struck a four-inch plastic gas main with a power saw at 10:07 a.m., according to PG&E spokesman Jason King.

A PG&E crew responded to the scene within 20 minutes and worked with police and firefighters to make sure the area was safe, King said.

There were no injuries or evacuations as a result of the gas leak, but the street will remain closed until PG&E can stop the flow of gas, likely within an hour, King said shortly after 11 a.m.

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