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Gas leak sparks evacuations in Chula Vista

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 19:39:13-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A gas line break that sparked evacuations in the South Bay Wednesday afternoon has been stopped.

According to crews, the gas line broke around 3 p.m. on the 2800 block of Main Street.

According to San Diego Gas and Electric, an employee at a recycling plant in the area punctured the gas line, causing the three-quarter inch line to break.

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SDG&E was able to stop the line from spewing gas in the area just after 4 p.m.

Chula Vista residents were asked to avoid Broadway and Main Street in the area amid the leak.