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Vehicle slams into gas pipe, causes gas leak in Mission Valley

Posted at 10:49 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 09:41:56-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A vehicle backed into a gas line in Mission Valley Monday night, causing a gas leak between two hotels and prompting evacuations.

The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Hotel Circle South, by the Days Inn and the Super 8 hotels.

The broken line, which was 1 to 2 inches in diameter, spewed natural gas for over an hour until San Diego Gas & Electric crews turned it off.

Guests at the Days Inn were evacuated as a precaution.

10News learned police are looking for the vehicle that severed the gas line.