pge_gasleak.jpgA gas leak was reported this afternoon in Alameda, causing the evacuation of about a dozen homes, a police lieutenant said.

The leak was reported to police at 2:18 p.m. when a landscape contractor nicked a gas line near the intersection of Sea View Parkway and Aughinbaugh Way, Alameda police Lt. Paul Rolleri said. The intersection was closed to traffic shortly after, Rolleri said.

PG&E responded and advised that about 12 nearby homes be evacuated, Rolleri said.
Despite evacuations, PG&E representative Fiona Chang said that service had not been interrupted.

“There were no reports of customers being impacted, and we worked door-to-door to ensure that,” she said.

The leak was capped as of 6:17 p.m., Chang said.

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