Posted by Joe, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm
Heard that several people called PAPD and the PD reported that it was PG&E working on the gas line near Park and Page Mill. FYI, the SJMercury is reporting that the leak in Palo Alto was finally located: Web Link
Posted by piggy, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2011 at 9:39 pm
The city sent this message via CANS:
Subject: PAF- PGE Venting
This is a message from the Palo Alto Utilities Department. PG&E natural gas pipe testing activity is the reason for the loud noises you may have been hearing since roughly 6:30 tonight. The noise is caused by PG&E venting non-volatile gas out of its pipeline. There is no danger to the public from the release of this non-volatile gas. The venting should be complete by 10:30 pm. The loud noises should dissipate earlier, roughly by 9:00 pm. Once the venting is completed, PG&E will repair a leak detected in its gas pipeline. PG&E will work through the night to make the pipeline repair and will pressure test the pipe with water following the repairs. Traffic controls on Page Mill will remain in place during this work.