Roads to reopen after San Bruno fire, explosion

Workers and officials look over a crater caused by a massive explosion in a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. At least 50 people were hurt, with three suffering critical burns in the explosion Thursday evening that left a giant crater and sent flames tearing through the middle-class neighborhood of 1960s-era homes in hills overlooking San Francisco, the bay and the airport. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

November 7, 2010 2:41:36 PM PST
This week, most of the streets that run through the neighborhood destroyed by September's San Bruno fire will reopen.

The crater itself, however, will remain untouched until the investigation is complete. Glenview Drive will stay closed north and south of the crater where a natural gas pipeline ruptured on September 9 killing eight people.

San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson told ABC7 media partner, the San Jose Mercury News, that Claremont and Fairmont Drives could reopen as early as Wednesday, along with the portion of Glenview Drive north of Claremont.

Local, state and federal investigators continue to probe the cause of the rupture so guards and fencing will remain around the crater site. The NTSB is expected to release its second preliminary report in December.


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