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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Thursday July 5th, 2012 :: 12:19 p.m. PDT

Advisory

Media Release/Community Alert - Broken Gas Line on Alameda - Danger Level Minimal - Traffic Impacts and Evacuations

MEDIA RELEASE / COMMUNITY ALERT
CITY of SAN MATEO POLICE DEPARTMENT
200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA  94403
www.cityofsanmateo.org

Thursday, July 5 - 10:15 am

San Mateo Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Notre Dame Ave. and  Alameda de las Pulgas on a reported gas line break. Notre Dame is a pedestrian and vehicle access road without residential addresses, situated between two residential streets. Selected residences between Alameda de las Pulgas and Harvard Avenue along Sonora and Georgetown Avenues have been evacuated, and a rapid notification phone message was sent out to the immediate area. 1 Officer, 5 Traffic Control Officers, and 1 Sergeant on scene from SMPD and two SMFD engine companies were called to assist with the incident. SMFD and SMPD are working in a Unified Command with PG&E at the scene.

Based on PG&E estimates, danger in the area is minimal, and they expect only a very few service interruptions. Anyone experiencing a service interruption is encouraged to contact PG&E at 888-743-7431 for their assistance. PG&E crews are standing by to assist.

The repair work is expected to impact traffic access to the area for 3 to 4 hours. Again PG&E reports there is minimal danger at this time as they make their repairs. SMPD and SMFD will be standing by.


Media Follow-Up as to the specifics of the damage and repair in this incident may be directed to PG&E:

PG&E Media Line-  415-973-5930

www.pge.com

This ‘Press Release / Community Information' is being sent to you by The Public Information Office of the San Mateo Police Department.  We at the SMPD take pride in alerting our community partners about activities and current events relevant to neighborhood incidents.

Sergeant Dave Norris
San Mateo Police Department
Media Relations - Community Services
650-522-7626
dnorris@cityofsanmateo.org

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San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

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