Natural Gas Line Repairs Being Made Downtown
UPDATE March 20, 2019 l 7:40 am
SDG&E worked through the night on the permanent repairs, including replacing a portion of the damage pipe line. Gas is expected to be restored before noon today to the buildings affected from the incident. SDG&E is mobilizing customer service representatives to visit each affected business/home to ensure the pilot lights are operational and to response to customer inquiries.
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UPDATE March 19, 2019 l 3:30 pm
SDG&E has mitigated the gas leak, power is being restored and residents are being allowed back into their mobile home park. Crews will work through the night on permanent repairs.
UPDATE March 19, 2019 l 1:15 pm
SDG&E repair work on natural gas line expected to take 3-4 more hours due to the complexity of the gas grid. Power will be restored to the area after repairs made. Crews will work through the night to permanently repair the damaged line.
SDG&E has shut off power in the immediate area and are bringing in specialized equipment to repair the natural gas line. Work expected for several more hours. S. Santa Fe Ave is open & the Sprinter Rail is in service and has not been affected by the incident. Public still encouraged to avoid the area.
March 19, 2019
A 4-inch high pressure natural gas line has been ruptured at Mercantile Avenue and Pala Vista Drive in the Paseo Santa Fe downtown district. Mercantile to Pala Vista has been closed to traffic. Residents of a nearby mobile home park, as well as several businesses, have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Vista Fire and Sheriff are also at the incident to ensure safety. Power has been shut off in the area as a precaution as SDG&E crews work on the gas line.
S. Santa Fe Avenue is open to traffic and the Sprinter rail is in operation and on schedule. The public is encouraged to avoid the area if possible and plan an alternate routes to avoid traffic congestions. SDG&E reports it will take most of the day to provide a temporary fix and will then work through the night to permanently fix the damaged line.