UPDATE: PG&E crews have capped a gas leak at Stanford University, according to an alert sent to the Stanford campus. The gas line was fixed at about 5:40 p.m. It is safe for people to return to the area and buildings that were evacuated. Campus Drive is open for traffic.
A gas leak has prompted the evacuations of two buildings at Stanford University Tuesday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.
Fire crews were notified of a gas leak at 1047 Campus Drive, the former home of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity, around 3:50 p.m., the dispatcher said.
A construction crew digging in the area hit a gas line, causing the leak, according to Palo Alto fire Battalion Chief Kevin McNally.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Kappa Sigma fraternity houses have been evacuated and PG&E has been called to the scene, he said.
No injuries were reported, the dispatcher said, but officials recommend people stay away from the area.