San Diego

Gas Line Ruptured at Carmel Valley Condo Complex, 44 Customers Affected

Residents of a Carmel Valley condo complex were told to shelter in place Wednesday evening due to a ruptured gas line that was blowing natural gas into the air.

About 44 San Diego Gas & Electric customers were affected by the outage that investigators believe was caused by a car that crashed into a line at the Elysian Condominiums on Carmel Country Road south of Del Mar Heights Road just before 10 p.m. 

Authorities said a three-quarter-inch line was sheared below the shut-off valve and that an SDG&E crew was working to cap the leak.

No evacuations were ordered as crews dug into the concrete to find the gas line and pinch the broken pipe. By 1 a.m. Thursday, crews had repaired the line. Hours later, SDG&E said gas service had been restored to all customers and crews were clearing the scene. 

No injuries or other damages were reported.

No other information was available.

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