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Gas leak near Ocean Beach forces evacuations

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 13:28:06-05
SAN DIEGO -- A gas leak in the Loma Portal neighborhood near Ocean Beach prompted authorities to shut down a street and evacuate those nearby Wednesday morning.
  
The gas leak on Valeta Street, between Wordon Street and Famosa Boulevard, was reported around 8:15 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. A fire dispatcher said crews had made some evacuations, but it was not immediately known how many people were affected.
  
The 4000 block of Valeta Street was closed in both directions, according to San Diego police.