Gas leak forces closure of Grass Valley street |

Gas leak forces closure of Grass Valley street

The Union staff
A gas leak at the corner of Race Street and Mainhart Drive in Grass Valley prompted the closure of part of the street and the evacuation of nearby homes Monday afternoon.
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A gas service line underneath Kate Hayes Street in Grass Valley was ruptured Monday afternoon by a construction crew, forcing a temporary closure of the street. Residences near the intersection of Mainhart Drive and Kate Hayes Street were evacuated, and a shelter-in-place advisory was issued in a radius of 1,000 feet, said Nevada County Consolidated battalion Chief Josh Sunde. The gas leak was reported around 1:30 p.m. PG&E was called out to repair the line, Sunde said. PG&E reported the leak was shut off by 2:15 p.m.

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