A gas leak, reported around 1 p.m., has shut down much of the Castro District since, according to reports in SF Appeal. No injuries have been reported, but officials have ordered a "shelter-in-place."
Our friends at SF Appeal had the scoop first, reporting that Alert SF confirmed the leak. A high-pressured gas line was "ruptured by workers using a backhoe at 18th and Castro."
Winds in the area have pushed the smell of gas north. SFPD is asking residents to shelter in place, which means hunker down and don't do anything. There is no fire at this time.
Residents are being asked to stay away from the area, which is 18th Street at Castro and Market Streets.
Service on the 24 Divisadero, 33 Stanyan 35 Eureka, and 37 Corbett must
reroute around the area, and Muni Metro service both inbound and
outbound is not stopping at Castro Station as a precaution requested by
Stay alert, and for God's sake don't smoke.
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