PG&E has informed the County it is performing a hydrostatic pressure test on a section of natural gas pipeline at Edgewood Road and Interstate 280 on Friday, September 30. The section of pipeline to be tested is being temporarily removed from service and will be safely vented of all natural gas. Outlined below is PG&E’s update on the testing process:
Tentative Date: Friday, 9/30/11
Approximate Start Time: Between 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Approximate Duration of Work: 3 hours
Work Location: Edgewood Road and Highway 280
Work to be completed: Releasing of natural gas to the atmosphere.
These dates and times are subject to change.
From PG&E: 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.