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PG&E Gas Line Break Prompts Evacuations, Street Closure in Petaluma

PG&E crews responded to a gas line break in Petaluma Tuesday afternoon, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

A construction crew struck a 2-inch plastic gas line with a backhoe around 2 p.m. on Madison Street near Wilson Street, and seven residents in the area were evacuated, PG&E spokeswoman Deanna Contreras said.

PG&E crews were still working to shut off the gas at 4:15 p.m.

Petaluma fire officials said Madison Street was closed between Lakeville and Edith streets and Wilson Street was closed between Madison and East Washington streets.

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