Gas main break sealed in Sunnyvale

September 19, 2009 7:15:37 PM PDT
A gas main break at an industrial complex in Sunnyvale this afternoon temporarily forced two buildings to evacuate, a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spokesman said.

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The incident was reported to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at 12:02 p.m., a dispatcher said.

The 1-inch plastic gas line ruptured at 1235 Reamwood Ave., PG&E spokesman JD Guidi said. It was originally believed to have been a 4-inch service line.

It was reported to PG&E at about 12:15 p.m. and officials from the company were onsite working on the leak before 1 p.m. The leaking gas was expected to be stopped by 2 p.m.

It may take until at least 5 p.m. for the two PG&E customers who were without gas to have their service restored, he said.

The break was caused by a construction crew working nearby, Guidi said.

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