UPDATE: PG&E Caps Gas Leak Caused by Construction Mishap

October 31, 2013 12:25 pm · 3 comments

A gas leak has been capped after a construction mishap ruptured a gas line in a residential Walnut Creek neighborhood this morning, according to a PG&E spokeswoman.

Around 9 a.m., workers at a construction site on Castle Glen Road near Creekdale Road accidentally ripped a 1.5-inch service line out of a larger gas main, PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.

PG&E workers were able to stop the flow of gas through the line around 11:20 a.m., she said.

The rupture has left three customers in the area without power, but no evacuations were ordered and no injuries were reported.

Repairs to the line should be completed by mid-afternoon, Sarkissian said.

1 Ceiba October 31, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Always call Underground Service Alert before you dig! I don’t know if they did or didn’t. Just a friendly reminder. :)

2 J. October 31, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Before you dig, call
USA North 811
811 or 1-800-227-2600

Even if it’s just for a single fencepost.

3 Buck October 31, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Licensed contractors”USA”before they dig.More often than not it is not their fault.It is more often the fault of poor record keeping by what-ever utility that provides correct or in-correct information to the contractor.

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