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UPDATE: Portola Valley Gas Leak Fix Expected This Afternoon; Rising Asphalt Was Clue To Problem

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 18, 1:10 p.m.

Emergency crews are responding this afternoon to a natural gas leak in Portola Valley, according to San Mateo County and PG&E officials.

Crews responded at 11:37 a.m. to the leak, which is in the area of 5 Valley Oak St.

Firefighters, PG&E crews and San Mateo County sheriff's deputies responded to the scene to evaluate the situation, sheriff's spokeswoman Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said.

County officials have advised nearby residents to take shelter. PG&E spokesman Jason King said there is a 3-inch pipe leaking gas.

King said PG&E crews should have the leak stopped by around 2:30 p.m.

He said the line should be repaired sometime this afternoon.

Rosenblatt said crews responded to the scene after a report of asphalt bubbling up.

Investigators have not yet determined what caused the leak.

--Bay City News

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Wednesday, June 18, 12:30 p.m.

There is a natural gas leak in the vicinity of 5 Valley Oak in Portola Valley, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

PG&E and the Fire Department are on scene and evaluating the situation.

Residents are being asked to shelter in place at this time, authorities said.
P2B June 19, 2014 at 02:08 PM
That's pretty much on the San Andreas Fault line, no?

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