A gas leak causing several Franklin Boulevard businesses to be evacuated Wednesday morning between 47th and 48th avenues has been plugged, the Sacramento Fire Department reports. All Franklin Boulevard lanes have reopened, the department reported just before 10 a.m.
Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Capt. Keith Wade said the leak came from a one-inch main feeder line headed into Pacific Auto Repair.
A garbage truck had been seeing driving away from the business shortly before the leak was discovered, Wade said, and some thought the truck clipped the natural gas line.
An estimated five to 10 businesses were evacuated north of the leak, Wade said.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. personnel are working to repair the gas line, with no estimated time of completion.
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