LOCAL : Garden Grove Gas Leak Repaired

From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports

A ruptured gas line that caused the closure of major roadways in Garden Grove was repaired today, authorities said.

A 4-inch natural gas line began leaking about 5:40 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Euclid Street and Westminster Avenue, Garden Grove Police Sgt. Harlen Hanson said.

Police and fire crews blocked off the streets and surrounding areas about a quarter mile in each direction as a precaution, he said. A nearby gasoline station and restaurant were evacuated after the rupture.

Repairmen from Southern California Gas Co. capped the line about 3 a.m. today. The streets were opened to vehicle traffic 2 1/2 hours later, Hanson said.

The cause of the leak is unknown, a gas company spokeswoman said.

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