Some businesses near the intersection of Homestead Road and De Anza Boulevard in Cupertino have been evacuated after a construction crew hit a gas line Wednesday morning, a Santa Clara County sheriff's sergeant said.
The crew pierced the 2-inch line at a construction site next to a Rite Aid drug store at the southwest corner of the intersection at about 7:30 a.m., sheriff's deputy Kurtis Stenderup said.
Deputies evacuated nearby businesses as a precaution, Stenderup said.
A hazardous materials team from the Santa Clara County Fire Department was sent to the area, Stenderup said.
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