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UPDATED: Gas Leak Closes Selby Lane in Atherton

PG&E crews worked all afternoon to fix it.



Selby Lane in Atherton has been reopened to vehicle traffic, after being closed Thursday afternoon to enable PG&E crews fix a gas main leak. The leak burst at the intersection of Selby and Polhemus Avenues at about 11:30 a.m. 

The gas leak was caused by a third party contractor who dug into a three-inch gas main. No other details were made available. 

The PG&E crew worked with Atherton Police and Menlo Park Firefighters to "squeeze off the gas leak" at around 3 p.m. and reroute the gas service through other pipes in the area, said PG&E Spokesperson Joe Molica. At 4:40, no customers were without service, he said. Atherton police said the gas was off. 

Atherton Police ask residents who live within two blocks of the intersection to stay inside until further notice. 

Around noon, police spokesperson Kristin Nichols said drivers should expect the road to be closed until at least 4 p.m. That time was extended to 7 p.m. 

The street was reopened at 7:20 p.m.

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TGD May 17, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Dang, I told those guys to dig the pool farther to the left of the putting green.


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