Firefighters cap San Jose gas leak

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UPDATE: PG&E crews capped a gas leak in San Jose Monday evening after construction workers digging in a commercial development struck a gas line, a utility spokeswoman said.

Spokeswoman Mayra Tostado said there were no evacuations or injuries reported in Monday’s incident.

It wasn’t clear Monday evening whether or not the gas line was marked, according to Tostado, but PG&E always encourages property owners to call 811 before digging to avoid similar incidents.

“We want to remind customers to call 811 to have underground lines marked (before digging),” Tostado said in a statement. “It’s a free and fast service that can save money, time and lives.”

SAN JOSE (KRON/BCN) — Firefighters are on the scene of a gas leak in San Jose Monday evening.

The incident was reported at 4:48 p.m. in the vicinity of Almaden Expressway and Cherry Avenue.

Further details were not immediately available.

Stay with KRON 4 News for updates as the story develops.

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