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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gas Leak in Castro, Area Residents Should 'Shelter-in-Place'

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:18 PM

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A gas leak, reported around 1 p.m., has shut down much of the Castro District since, according to reports in SF Appeal. No injuries have been reported, but officials have ordered a "shelter-in-place."

Our friends at SF Appeal had the scoop first, reporting that Alert SF confirmed the leak. A high-pressured gas line was "ruptured by workers using a backhoe at 18th and Castro."

Winds in the area have pushed the smell of gas north. SFPD is asking residents to shelter in place, which means hunker down and don't do anything. There is no fire at this time.

Residents are being asked to stay away from the area, which is 18th Street at Castro and Market Streets.

Service on the 24 Divisadero, 33 Stanyan 35 Eureka, and 37 Corbett must reroute around the area, and Muni Metro service both inbound and outbound is not stopping at Castro Station as a precaution requested by the SFPD.

Stay alert, and for God's sake don't smoke.

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Chris Roberts has spent most of his adult life working in San Francisco news media, which is to say he's still a teenager in Middle American years. He has covered marijuana, drug policy, and politics for SF Weekly since 2009.


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