Gas Leak Shuts Down El Camino Real In Santa Clara – CBS San Francisco

Gas Leak Shuts Down El Camino Real In Santa Clara - CBS San Francisco

Gas line break shuts down El Camino Real in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — PG&E officials have contained a gas leak that closed off El Camino Real at Monroe Street on Monday afternoon.

The gas line broke around 2:30 p.m., according to fire officials. El Camino Real is currently shut down between Lafayette and Lincoln streets.

Gas line break El Camino at Monroe. ECR shut down between Lafayette and Lincoln. Unknown closure length at this time. Please avoid the area. #firefighters and PGE working to mitigate the leak. KFC evacuated and shelter in place order for Madison Place. pic.twitter.com/2MsRIcIraO

Police are currently on scene and the Madison Place apartment complex was under a shelter-in-place order.

Fire officials said at 4:36 p.m. that the one lane is expected to reopen in each direction in about 30 minutes, but residents should avoid the area for the time being.

SANTA CLARA — A gas line break shut down a portion of El Camino Real in Santa Clara on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The break was reported about 4:10 p.m. at Monroe Street. El Camino Real was shut down between Lafayette and Lincoln streets while Pacific Gas & Electric Co. made repairs.

During the gas line break, authorities evacuated a nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and issued a shelter-in-place order for Madison Place. No injuries were reported.


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