Gas main break disrupts Hills traffic

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A red pin indicates the site of a gas main break Monday afternoon in Los Altos Hills.

Updated, 6 p.m. Monday: PG&E workers have successfully shut off the flow of gas near a Los Altos Hills intersection following a main break Monday (Nov. 16) afternoon.

A third-party contractor not associated with PG&E was working on a sewer line along Paloma Road near Alta Tierra Road and caused the break by striking a one-inch plastic gas service line at approximately 2:30 p.m., said Mayra Tostado, a PG&E spokeswoman, in an email sent to the Town Crier. PG&E stopped the gas flow by 4:30 p.m.

The occupants of four residences in the area were asked to shelter in place, but there were no evacuation orders or any threat to other homes or people, said Luisa Rapport, Santa Clara County Fire Department information specialist.

A Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office deputy worked Monday to divert traffic from the area, according to Sheriff’s Captain Rich Urena.

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