Construction crew ruptures gas line in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - A construction crew ruptured a 4-inch gas line in San Jose late Tuesday morning, a fire dispatcher said.

The gas line break was reported at 11:19 a.m. on Great Oaks Parkway near Cottle Road adjacent to Caltrain tracks near the Blossom Hill station, the dispatcher said.

Police responded and shut down streets in the area and rail service was also shut down, the dispatcher said.

PG&E crews were still working to cap the leak as of 1:15 p.m., PG&E spokesman Jeff Smith said.

Smith said PG&E encourages people to call 811 before starting a digging project to confirm there are no gas lines in the area.