Mountain View: PG&E Stops Gas Leak That Evacuated Businesses

PG&E has stopped a gas leak that evacuated several businesses along a Mountain View street, officials said.

The leak was reported at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday on Charleston Road between San Antonio Road and Independence Avenue, PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said.

Fire officials noticed a bulge in the ground there and contacted PG&E crews who confirmed there was an underground gas leak, Morris said.

Businesses along Charleston Road were evacuated as a precaution.

Repair crews found the leak in a 4-inch gas main and stopped the flow of gas at about 9 p.m., Morris said.

Crews will remain on site throughout the night making repairs and begin turning gas on for seven affected customers at 6 a.m.

The cause of the leak has not been determined. PG&E is doing a pipeline replacement project in the area and a contractor was digging in the area Monday, but it is unknown if that is related to the leak, Morris said.

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