Gas leak forces police department to evacuate

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SAN DIEGO -- A natural gas leak forced a college police department to evacuate their offices in the Mission Valley area Thursday morning.

The leak was reported around 10:15 a.m. from a broken natural gas line on Frazee Road just east of state Route 163 and north of Friars Road. The headquarters of San Diego Community College Police was forced to evacuate, San Diego Fire-Rescue confirmed.

San Diego Gas & Electric crews tried to stop the blowing gas while SDFD was on hand for any medical needs. San Diego Police Department was also helping with evacuations.

According to SDG&E officials, the leak was caused by a third-party contractor.

Frazee Road was temporarily closed completely north of Friars Road and nearby Murray Canyon Road was also closed in the area.

Though the closures were expected to last about five hours, San Diego police said the gas line was successfully repaired by 12:30 p.m., with Frazee Road and Murray Canyon Road both reopened to traffic.

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