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Mission Beach gas leak: Evacuations lifted, crews continue repairs

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Posted at 7:54 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 13:51:21-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Mission Beach residents forced to evacuate due to a gas leak were allowed to return to their homes on Thursday as crews continued to repair a broken line.

San Diego Gas & Electric officials told 10News that evacuations stemming from Wednesday's natural gas leak were lifted at 7:30 a.m. Power had been restored for affected customers by 4:30 a.m., with the gas leak controlled by 1:30 a.m., SDG& officials said.

Natural gas service was expected to be fully restored later Thursday morning, according to SDG&E officials.

The gas leak was first reported at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when a third-party construction crew doing work at Strandway and Yarmouth Court struck a 3/4-inch-diameter line.

The ruptured line forced the evacuation of nearly 150 residences in an area bordered by Ocean Front Walk, Verona Court, Zanzibar Court and Mission Boulevard.

An emergency shelter was set up by the Red Cross to assist those who were displaced.

Mission Boulevard, between Pacific Beach Drive and Santa Rita Place, was shut down due to the repair efforts.

No injuries were reported.

City News Service contributed to this report