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Construction equipment cracks gas line in south Napa County

Construction equipment cracks gas line in south Napa County

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A 4-inch plastic gas main was hit by a contractor's excavator early Wednesday afternoon, creating a gas leak that took nearly an hour to seal off, Pacific Gas & Electric reported.

The break occurred on the 400 block of Devlin Road in the south county at about 1:10 p.m., said PG&E spokesperson Deanna Contreras. The leak was stopped at about 2 p.m.

First responders from local agencies responded to the break to keep the area safe, she said.

PG&E remained on the scene to made repairs, said Contreras, who noted that April is National Safe Digging Month.

Contractors and homeowners should call 811 before digging near gas lines, she said. 

You can reach City Editor Kevin Courtney at kcourtney@napanews.com or at 707-256-2217. 

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Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.

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