KENSINGTON, Calif. (KRON) — Multiple agencies were at the scene of a gas main break in Kensington in the area of Cambridge and Yale avenues Tuesday morning. Residents in areas of Kensington and El Cerrito were told to shelter-in-place and close all windows and doors. Just before noon, Contra Costa County officials gave the all-clear.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District, PG&E, Kensington police and fire departments responded to the gas main break. Crews worked to repair the main. Roadways near Cambridge and Yale avenues were closed as work was being performed.
The El Cerrito Fire Department provided information on which areas were affected by the shelter-in-place. This includes the area south of Highland Boulevard, Kensington Park and Arlington Avenue; East of Arlington Avenue; and west of Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Purdue Avenue. Additionally, areas north of Woodmont Avenue, Purdue Avenue and Wildcat Canyon Road; South of Purdue Avenue; East of Kenyon Avenue; and west of Plateau Drive and Los Altos Drive.
People who sheltered in place were told to go inside at the nearest place of safety and shut all doors and windows, the El Cerrito FD said.
There is no ETA for when roadways will be re-opened, the Kensington Police Department said.
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