Downtown San Diego gas leak forces evacuations, road closure

Posted at 7:07 AM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 15:17:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A broken gas line caused during construction in the downtown area Tuesday night prompted evacuations and forced the closure of a busy street.

San Diego Gas & Electric officials told 10News a contractor was working on a project on Sixth Avenue at around 11 p.m. when a gas line was struck.

The leak forced residents on nearby C street to briefly evacuate for at least an hour. The House of Blues on Fifth Avenue was also temporarily evacuated.

Crews were able to turn off gas service to the area, but repair work is expected to last into the afternoon.

Sixth Avenue has since reopened from Broadway to B Street following repairs. 

No injuries were reported.