A 1.25-inch gas main was ruptured in Danville today, according to PG&E officials, prompting a shelter-in-place order to be issued.
PG&E received a call about the leak at 11:22 a.m. at San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Jewel Terrance, company spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.
She said crews arrived at the site at 11:38 a.m. and began to work on stopping the flow of gas and then will complete repairs on the broken gas main.
A shelter-in-place order was issued at 11:49 a.m. for a few homes that are in the area, according to a San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District dispatcher.
Danville officials reported at about 12:30 p.m. that San Ramon Valley Boulevard was closed in both directions between Jewel Terrace and Elworthy Ranch Road.
The road reopened just before 3 p.m., town officials said.
A third-party crew ruptured the 1.25-inch gas main while digging, Sarkissian said.
Sarkissian said the incident serves as a reminder for people to call 8-1-1 to have gas lines marked before digging projects.
She encourages anyone to call a few days before starting a project -- even if it's installing a fence or planting rose bushes.
Editor's note: The town of Danville reported on social media at 12:30 p.m. that the leak was sealed, but officials followed up 1:50 p.m. that in fact the leak had not been sealed. The story has been updated to reflect that status information.