PG&E Severs Gas Line In Alhambra Valley

Crews are working to stop the leak and repair the line, which is affecting service to only one home.

Emergency response trucks and PG&E crews were scrambling Friday morning to repair a broken gas line near Deadora Way in the Alhambra Valley. Meanwhile, non-residential traffic was being rerouted. 

According to PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian, PG&E crews were working on a large pipeline project in the valley when a backhoe accidentally severed a three-quarter inch pipe providing service to a home on the 5000 block of Alhambra Valley Road.

The street was closed to traffic and crews scrambled to stop the gas flow all morning. After the gas stops flowing, Sarkissian said crews will repair the line. 

No one was injured in the incident, and only one home had service affected, she said. 

Did you smell the gas from this accident? Tell us in the comments.

Jed August 25, 2012 at 03:38 PM
WOW! ONE residential 3/4 INCH gas line broken.... that's why gas company trucks all carry tapered redwood plugs. Shove it in, give it a whack... wait for the street crew to come in to make repairs. I used to be a gas serviceman and this was basic to our training. Once the lamestream "news" media gets a whiff of gas they go nuts and (as is customary) blow everything out of proportion with hype and fear. That's when I would change the channel if I watched TV "news" any more.


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