Roadwork crew breaks gas line in San Rafael

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SAN RAFAEL (KRON) — A contracting company doing roadwork broke a large gas line in San Rafael Monday morning, Fire Chief Christopher Gray said.

The leak was reported at 11:25 a.m. on Lincoln Avenue near Linden Lane, Gray said. Lincoln Avenue in San Rafael has reopened after a contractor’s work crew broke a natural gas line during a sewer project, fire officials said.

PG&E crews are responding to the scene. The break in the 1.25-inch steel pipe in the 1400 block of Lincoln Avenue near Linden Lane was capped around 1 p.m., PG&E spokeswoman Deanna Contreras said.

The leak was reported at 11:25 a.m., San Rafael Fire Chief Chris Gray said.

Occupants of three buildings in the area were evacuated.

Gray says the windy conditions are helping lessen the gas in the area. Breezing conditions helped dissipate gas in the area, Gray said.

Lincoln Avenue reopened around 2:20 p.m.

 

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