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Gas main break shuts down Page Mill Road in Palo Alto

 

UPDATE: Page Mill Road has re-opened.

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Construction workers on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto punctured a gas line Monday, Feb. 9, forcing police and fire crews to cordon off the area, evacuate some workers and call a shelter-in-place order.

According to radio dispatches around 12:50 p.m., the gas line was quickly turned off and was "no longer under pressure."

A six-inch line was compromised, and Palo Alto firefighters evacuated two buildings near the site, including biotechnology company Theranos, while City of Palo Alto Utilities Department workers worked to shut off the line. A shelter-in-place order was instituted for two other buildings on Page Mill Road.

Page Mill Road was shut down in the eastbound direction from Foothill Expressway to Porter Drive.

There were no injuries, said Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Chris Woodard.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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3 people like this
Posted by hm
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 9, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Why would PG&E need to shut off the gas line? I thought PA had its own gas service and lines?


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