CONCORD -- A contractor working on Concord Avenue Friday morning caused a gas line break that forced about 75 people to be evacuated, and a shelter-in-place was ordered for a four-block area, authorities said.

No one was injured.

PG&E cut off the flow of gas to the broken pipe, and was working on repairs Friday afternoon, said a utility spokeswoman.

The 2-inch gas line break was caused by a contractor working at 1090 Concord Ave., between Burnett Avenue and Meridian Park Boulevard, said PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian.

The break was reported shortly after 9:40 a.m. and capped by noon. Motorists were advised to avoid the area Friday afternoon.




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