Gas Smell Shuts Down Highway 92

Monday, Apr 25, 2011  |  Updated 6:17 PM PDT
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Gas Smell Shuts Down Highway 92

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State Highway 92 was closed for about a half hour during the evening rush hour Monday following a  natural gas leak near Half Moon Bay, a  California Highway Patrol officer said.

A Sig-alert was issued at 4:47 p.m. for the area when the CHP learned of a gas leak near Main Street in Half Moon Bay, CHP Officer Amelia Jack told Bay City News.

The highway patrol said it is very dangerous to have  vehicles anywhere near a gas leak.

The roadway was shut down in both directions between Half  Moon Bay and Skyline Boulevard long enough for traffic to back up for miles.  It was reopened at 5:23 p.m. because of a directive from Pacific Gas & Electric, CHP  Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.

He said that the roadway reopened after PG&E was able to close the  main.

PG&E spokeswoman Monica Tell said that, as of 5:45 p.m., crews  from the utility company were on site, had shut down gas service to the  affected area, and were working to determine the leak's cause.

Tell said eight customers were impacted by the leak.
 

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