Gas leak shuts down parts of Broadway in El Cajon


The gas leak happened at 1258 Broadway in El Cajon.

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EL CAJON, Calif. -- A gas leak shut down a stretch of Broadway, according to the Heartland Fire & Rescue.

The leak happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday at 1258 Broadway in El Cajon. By 3 p.m. firefighters said the pipe remained "broken and blowing." Crews with San Diego Gas & Electric were on scene working to repair it.

Broadway remains closed between Crosby and Oro Streets. The close is expected to last between three and four hours.

The leak was caused by a driver who crashed into a gas main and broke it at a business, SDG&E said. Nearby businesses evacuated on their own. Those who haven't been told to evacuate sheltered in place.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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