Residents flee RPV gas leak

first_imgAbout 25 residents of a Rancho Palos Verdes condominium complex were allowed back into their homes late Thursday after workers repaired a natural gas leak. An electrical arc in a vault damaged the 1-inch gas line near the complex in the 27900 block of Ridgebluff Court about 7:40 a.m., Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman Denise King said. County fire Inspector Frank Garrido said gas flowed through plumbing and into residents’ condominiums. Evacuees sought shelter in the complex’s clubhouse. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre As crews worked to repair the line, colleagues aerated the soil to allow gas to rise and dissipate, King said. Residents returned to their homes in the afternoon, but crews planned to work into the evening to restore gas and electrical service, King said. City officials said gas service would be restored before the electricity returned. The power outage disabled traffic signals on Hawthorne Boulevard at Granvia Altamira and Highridge Road.last_img read more