UPDATE (11:30 a.m.) – SLO City Fire officials say evacuation and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted for a portion of downtown thought to possibly be impacted by a gas leak Tuesday morning.
SLO City Fire Chief Keith Aggson says after investigating with SoCalGas, a puddle of fluid, possibly hydraulic fluid or oil, was discovered in the road and believed to be the source of the strong odor.
Crews were dispatched around 10 a.m. to Monterey and Osos streets for reports of the possible natural gas leak.
Aggson says they isolated the area and businesses in the Court Street Centre where Potterybarn is located were evacuated and businesses across the street along Monterey Street were told to shelter in place.
The streets were reopened by around 11:30 a.m., Aggson said.
ORIGINAL STORY: Officials are asking people to avoid a portion of Downtown San Luis Obispo due to a possible gas leak Tuesday morning.
The San Luis Obispo City Fire Department says shelter-in-place and evacuation orders have been sent to those impacted by the leak in the area of Monterey and Osos streets.
The fire department says crews “have secured gas to main buildings nearby.”
No other information was immediately available.
Commercial gas leak in the area of Monterey and Osos St. evacuations and shelter in place orders have been identified. Crews have secured gas to main buildings nearby. Please stay out of the area. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/fXqLepHB6l
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