Gas leak contained, shelter in place lifted in San Mateo

San Mateo Police Department and fire officials responded to a gas leak near the 300 block of Grand Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. The precautionary shelter-in-place has been lifted. 

The gas leak was contained around 4:30 p.m. by PG&E emergency crews who responded to the scene. The gas leak was reported at approximately 3:36 p.m. 

 Expect traffic delays and avoid the area for at least until 5:15 p.m. 

San Mateo Police Department has provided the following information: 

In addition to the odor added to natural gas, the following signs may indicate the presence of a gas leak:

  • Hissing, whistling or roaring sounds
  • Damaged connections to gas appliances
  • Dead or dying vegetation in otherwise moist areas over or near pipeline areas
  • Unusual soil movement or bubbling water
  • Exposed pipeline after an earthquake, fire, flood or other disaster
  • When installing gas appliances or equipment, the manufacturer's instruction manual should be followed in accordance with the local code authority.