SAN JOSE, Calif. (BCN) - A San Jose neighborhood is being evacuated Thursday after a PG&E crew doing routine maintenance damaged a low-pressure natural gas line, according to the fire department.
PG&E crews were on the scene to work at 12:30 p.m. when the damage occurred.
The leak was first reported at 1:51 p.m. in the 2500 block of Alum Rock Avenue, near Interstate Highway 680. There have been no reports of injuries, but residents within 300 ft of the leak were asked to evacuate. Two senior citizen centers and at least one apartment complex were asked to shelter-in-place.
Alum Rock Ave. between Muirfield Dr. and Foss Dr. is closed.
The fire and police department are helping with the gas leak that is said to be "very large".
KTVU's Ann Rubin reported from the scene at 5:24 p.m. to say it would be two to four hours before the roadways would re-open.