UPDATED: Gas Leak in San Mateo Prompts Evacuations

A PG&E contractor dug into a gas line near Elkhorn Court.


UPDATED, 2:40 p.m.:  A gas leak in San Mateo has been capped this afternoon, according to PG&E.

The 1.25-inch service line at 1990 Elkhorn Court was severed around 1 p.m. by a contractor working with a backhoe in the area, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.

San Mateo police and fire responded and ordered some evacuations in the area.

PG&E crews were on scene by 1:19 p.m. and the line was capped quickly, Molica said.

Utility work crews were making final repairs this afternoon and no customers have had their gas service disrupted by the work, Molica said.

No injuries have been reported.

Editor's Note: Since our first report, PG&E amended their measurement of the pipe to 1.25 inches.

- Bay City News Service


Some evacuations have been ordered this afternoon following a gas leak in a San Mateo neighborhood, a PG&E spokesman said.

Just before 1 p.m., a contractor dug into a 20-inch gas line that serves several businesses near 1990 Elkhorn Court, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.

Utility crews were at the site by 1:19 p.m. working to shut down the leak, Molica said.

San Mateo police and fire personnel also responded and ordered some evacuations, Molica said.

There is no estimated time for when the gas will be turned off, he said.

No injuries have been reported.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.


- Bay City News Service


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