Near Edgewood & 280, Expect Gas Odor (Updated)

PG&E made robocalls to residents living near Edgewood Road and 280 today, notifying them about natural gas venting set to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27th and Thursday, Sept. 29th.

Updated 7:15pm 9/26: Just received an e-notify. Looks like dates just changed. Since the info is lengthy and time is of the essence…see PG&E’S schedule below.

The venting is the first step in the process of inspecting the gas pipeline that runs along Brittan Avenue.

PG&E says the smell of gas may be noticeable in the area of Edgewood and 280, depending on wind direction. Residents may also hear the venting. According to PG&E, service will not be interrupted and, “the natural gas will quickly dissipate into the atmosphere and will not be harmful.” Those concerned about natural gas odors can call 1-800-743-5000.

PG&E delayed the hydrostatic pressure testing on the San Carlos pipeline by about nine days due to a problem that diverted crews elsewhere. To read a previous story about the hydrostatic testing that’s expected to disrupt traffic in SC, click here:

Beginning of PG&E notification:


Tentative Date:  Wednesday, 9/28/11
Approximate Time:  5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Work Location:  Edgewood Road and Highway 280 Work to be completed:  Releasing of natural gas to the atmosphere.

Tentative Date:  Thursday, 9/29/11
Approximate Time:  5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Work Location:  Edgewood Road and Highway 280 Work to be completed:  Releasing of natural gas to the atmosphere.

Tentative Date:  Thursday, 9/29/11
Approximate Time:  8:00 a.m. to midnight Work Location:  Old County Road and Brittan Avenue Work to be completed:  Air movers (compressors) will be used to push out the remaining natural gas from the lines.

Notes from PG&E to the City
We want to ensure you are provided with the most up-to-date information but please note, these dates and times are subject to change.  We will inform you of any scheduling changes as they occur.

Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas.  We want to assure you that this situation is safe. The pipeline is cleared of gas utilizing a safe and common technique.

As part of our normal protocol, we have notified the appropriate public safety agencies of this work.  While gas odors are likely from the work being done nearby, safety is our top priority and we encourage any resident who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas to call us 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000 or call 9-1-1 immediately.

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