Gas leak reported in Eagle Rock area *

Residents living near Delevan Drive Elementary school report a strong natural gas smell tonight and said gas company workers are on the scene making repairs. A Southern California Gas worker has blocked the street at Delevan Drive and Yosemite Street as workers fixed a damaged line in an area where sewer construction was taking place a few hours earlier, said one resident.  A gas company worker said there was  “no big danger” but the odor of natural gas was still strong at about 10:30 PM and could be smelled from the nearby 2 Freeway, according to the resident.

“The Gas Co. is blocking the street at both ends while making repairs,” said the resident via email.  “Natural gas is lighter than air and tends to dissipate pretty quickly. But you can still strongly smell it everywhere.”

* Update: Southern California Gas spokeswoman Anne Silva said crews are working to repair the broken gas main but there has been no need for evacuations and service is not expected to be disrupted.  It’s still not clear what caused the gas line break, she said.

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