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.