Gas Line Break Closes Downtown Street

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    Construction crews struck a natural gas line at a downtown work site early on Tuesday, causing traffic to be rerouted. This is video from the scene following the discovery of the leak.

    Construction crews struck a large gas line, shutting down a section of 4th Avenue near the public park being built near Horton Plaza.

    San Diego Fire-Rescue responded to the corner of 4th and Broadway directly across from the U.S. Grant Hotel and the NBC Building around 8 a.m Tuesday.

    San Diego Gas & Electric crews were also called to the scene.

    Crews Cap Gas Leak Near Horton Plaza

    Crews Cap Gas Leak Near Horton Plaza
    Construction crews struck a natural gas line at a downtown work site early on Tuesday, causing traffic to be rerouted. This is video from the scene following the discovery of the leak.

    A fire engine blocked traffic along 4th Avenue from crossing Broadway into the Gaslamp area.

    Firefighters cordoned off a nearby sidewalk to foot traffic as well.

    In less than an hour, crews had the leak capped.