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Crews Repair Broken Gas Line In Auburn


UPDATED 11 A.M. Pacific Gas & Electric crews have repaired a broken gas line in Auburn.

Officials said Placer County crews were installing a new signal light when they hit a PG&E distribution gas line. 

The ruptured 2-inch line has been repaired and Bell Road has been reopened, according to PG&E.

A shelter-in-place has been lifted. 

9:30 A.M. -  A broken gas line in the north Auburn area has been secured.

Cal Fire says the line was damaged by construction work this morning, and for about an hour, children at Rock Creek Elementary and people living nearby were asked to shelter in place.

The agency says the flow of gas has stopped, and the broken line is being replaced. 

8 A.M. Cal Fire and PG&E are currently working to fix a gas line break in the north Auburn area. 

Cal Fire reports that a two-inch natural gas line at Bell Road and Professional Drive was damaged by construction this morning.

Crews are working to secure the line now. The Placer County Sheriff's department is also on scene. 

Cal Fire says Rock Creek Elementary School is nearby but has not been closed.  Instead, children are being kept inside.

The agency is also asking people who live and work nearby to stay inside.  Some streets in the area have been closed.

-Capital Public Radio Staff

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