Crew breaks gas line in Danville

PG&E workers repair rupture within 40 minutes; utility urges people to call 8-1-1 before digging

A gas line was broken by a crew digging in Danville on Thursday morning but it was quickly repaired by PG&E crews, according to the utility company.

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District reported that a gas line was broken at 1100 Camino Tassajara at 10:10 a.m. Thursday.

PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said the utility's crews responded at 10:20 a.m., stopped the flow of gas at 10:33 a.m. and had repairs on the half-inch service line completed by 10:50 a.m.

The line's rupture was caused by a third-party digging project and could have been prevented had 8-1-1 been called to pinpoint nearby underground gas lines, Sarkissian said.

She said residents should use the 8-1-1 resource before a digging project of any size is conducted.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Legitimate Contractors know to call 811, "Call Before You Dig."

This so called 3rd. Party Contractor was not legitimate.

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Posted by Nebuchadnezzar
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 5, 2016 at 12:01 pm

bet they got away free.

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Posted by Diana
a resident of Greenbrook Elementary School
on Mar 6, 2016 at 8:07 am

Thanks to PG&E for the quick and effective response!

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