Gas leak shuts down North County thoroughfare

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gas-leak-in-EscondidoESCONDIDO, Calif. — A gas leak forced a several-hour closure of a business-area thoroughfare in eastern Escondido Monday.

East Valley Parkway was closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic between Rose Street and Midway Drive about 9:30 a.m. Fire crews and San Diego Gas & Electric personnel were called in to deal with the problem, Sgt. Kevin Toth said.

The utility workers had the leak fixed by about 11:30 a.m., and the roadway reopened a short time later, police reported.

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