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Broken gas line in Midtown capped, road closures still in effect
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A ruptured gas line at I and 15th Streets has been capped by PG&E, Sacramento Fire spokesman Chris Harvey confirmed.

Evacuations and road closures at I Street from 14th to 16th Streets and on 15th Street from H to J streets are still in effect, Harvey added.

The gas line on I and 15th Streets caused Sacramento firefighters to evacuate the surrounding area. Gas started to leak from a manhole and has caused the intersection to be closed down.

The cause of the break occurred when PG&E crews installed the gas line and bored through the City Sewer System, Harvey said.

Today city crews were working to clear the sewer system out and did not realize the pipe was there, he added.

Harvey said that evacuations and road closures will remain in effect for several hours.

PG&E was on scene and trying to find the leak. In the meantime, the gas has seeped into a storm drain system according to Harvey.

This is a developing story, check back for more information. 


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