Gas Line Break Closes Downtown Street

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    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.

    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. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013)

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

    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.