Two gas leaks pinched off in Alameda County

September 7, 2011 12:06:39 PM PDT
Two gas leaks have been pinched off in Alameda County. They prompted temporary evacuations and a shelter-in-place at a school.

PG&E said a third party dig struck a 3 quarter inch steel service line on Bay Farm Island at 9:05 a.m.. Several condos were evacuated on Mecartney and Fontana. A shelter-in-place was ordered for Amelia Earhart Elementary School.

Another gas leak occurred on Johnson in downtown Alameda. PG&E said a third party dig caused the gas line to be breached. PG&E were able to pinch off the leak quickly. Three homes were temporarily evacuated for the leak.

All evacuation orders and the shelter-in-place were lifted for both gas leaks.