A construction crew mishap led to a gas leak that prompted
evacuations in Foster City Monday morning, authorities said.
The gas line rupture was reported at 10:15 a.m. at a building site
at 551 Foster City Blvd., according to police.
Police said in a statement that the ruptured 3-inch plastic line
"caused a moderate gas release within the area."
Fire and police contained the site and shut down traffic near the
intersection of Foster City Boulevard and Triton Drive until the gas leak was
capped around 11:10 a.m.
Buildings within a block of the construction site were evacuated
during the leak as a precaution, PG&E spokesman Jason King said.
No one was injured and no property damage was reported.
King said it does not appear that the contractors working at the
site Monday morning called 811 before digging, which he said is an important
step to prevent gas leaks.
The free service gives homeowners and contractors up-to-date
information about whether underground gas lines are present and connects
callers with utility representatives who can mark any underground lines.