About 200 PG&E customers were without gas service near Martinez
Wednesday afternoon because of a gas line break that occurred earlier in the day, a
utility spokeswoman said.
PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said a third-party construction
crew working in the area of Blum Road and Imhoff Drive, near Interstate
Highway 680, ruptured a 2-inch gas line at about 9:40 a.m.
PG&E crews arrived and stopped the flow of gas by about noon,
She said she was not aware of any evacuations.
Sarkissian said PG&E had to disrupt gas service to some homes in
order to make repairs, but that service should be restored to the 200
affected customers later Wednesday afternoon.
"We're sending out approximately 20 gas service representatives
that will be going through the neighborhood once we're ready to relight,"
"We apologize for this inconvenience, we worked as quickly as we
could to get that gas stopped, and we have to take safety into
consideration," she said.