Construction Crews Rupture Gas Line in Danville

Construction crews working on El Capitan Drive accidentally ruptured a gas line whole digging near Crow Canyon Country Club.

Construction crews working on El Capitan Drive accidentally ruptured a gas line whole digging near the Crow Canyon Country Club.

At approximately 1:18 p.m. Saturday afternoon, firefighters responded to a report that construction workers had ruptured a gas line while digging on El Capitan in Danville.

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District’s Hazardous Materials Response team was also dispatched to the incident.

Crews arrived on scene and determined that a 2-inch gas line had been ruptured at the intersection of El Capitan Dive and Oneida Circle.

With the assistance of the Danville Police Department, firefighters evacuated the area and a few residences on Oneida Circle as a precaution.

San Ramon and Danville Police departments closed El Capitan Dr at Crow Canyon Road and Shoshone Circle. PG&E arrived soon after the rupture to begin planning repairs to the pipe.

At around 4:30 p.m., nearly 3 hours after the rupture took place, PG&E successfully shut off the gas to the pipe, allowing repair work to begin. El Capitan was re-opened to pedestrian traffic and re-opened to vehicle traffic a few hours later.

According to the Town of Danville’s Public Information Coordinator Geoff Gillette, construction workers were attempting to install a recycled water pipe when they hit the 2-inch gas line.

The Town of Danville is keeping citizens updated on their Twitter page.

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