PG&E crews cap broken gas main

July 6, 2011 6:33:11 PM PDT
PG&E crews have stopped the flow of gas in a broken gas main on Lancaster Avenue in Kentfield, and repairs should be completed by 7 p.m., a PG&E spokeswoman said.

Ten homes were evacuated when a PG&E contract crew damaged the 1.25-inch plastic line at Lancaster and McAllister avenues around 9:45 a.m., spokeswoman Katie Romans said.

The gas flow was stopped at 3:15 p.m., the street has since reopened and residents have returned to their homes, Romans said.

Seven homes still have no gas service but PG&E crews will go door-to-door to relight their pilots after the repairs are completed, Romans said.

Crews from outside the area were called in to help weld a steel fitting and stop the gas flow, Romans said. The contract crew was adding a new service line at 35 Lancaster Ave. when the break occurred, Romans said.

No one was injured or complained of sickness because of the gas line break, Romans said.