VACAVILLE — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crews damaged a natural gas line in Vacaville during testing Monday, closing traffic along a quarter-mile stretch of Peabody Road.
Capt. Eric Wilson of the Vacaville Fire Department said only a small flame was visible from the damaged line reported at 4:28 p.m. at Prairie Court and Peabody Road.
“All I’ve seen is just a little flicker,” he said. “We want to make sure it stays small.”
No evacuations were necessary.
The utility was isolating the natural gas line for repairs as traffic was blocked along Peabody between Cliffside Drive and Berryessa Road. The road was reopened to traffic at about 7 p.m. while PG&E crews worked to repair the line.
“We were quick to respond,” PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said.
Sal Sharifi, manager of the Domino’s Pizza along Peabody, said the business sold about 40 fewer pizzas because of the closed road. When customers who were calling learned it would take about 90 minutes for the pizza because of the traffic shutdown, “They say, ‘No thanks,’ ” Sharifi said.
Taylor Donohue, a sale associate at SalonCentric beauty supplies along Peabody, said the site seemed quiet late Monday afternoon. But, she added, “We’re pretty slow after 4 o’clock anyway.”
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