San Jose police and fire crews responded to the scene where a vehicle struck and ruptured a gas line and the driver fled, according to the police department.
The crash was first reported at about 4:45 a.m. in the 300 block of Wooster Avenue, just northeast of downtown San Jose, police said.
East Julian Street was closed between 26th and 28th streets, and a shelter-in-place was ordered for the 300 block of Wooster because of the gas leak. The leak was secured a little after 7 a.m., and the shelter order then was lifted.
Police did not provide any information about the driver or vehicle other than to say they were investigating the crash as a hit and run.