Gas line break causes Oakland neighborhood evacuations

OAKLAND — Residents were evacuated from an East Oakland neighborhood Monday morning after a construction crew broke an underground PG&E gas line, authorities said.

No injuries were reported.

The mishap was reported at about 10:15 a.m. Monday in the area of 39th Avenue and Bayo Street.

Authorities said a 4-inch  gas line was punctured by a construction crew causing a leak and forcing the evacuation of residents.

How many residents were evacuated was not immediately available.

PG&E crews responded to the scene and expected to have the leak repaired by early afternoon, authorities said. Oakland firefighters also responded to the scene as a precaution..

Check back for updates.


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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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