Southbound US 101 Reopens After Gas Line Work Completed Following Landslide

Caltrans officials have announced that Southbound US 101 was reopened Sunday afternoon after gas line work was completed on a section of the roadway. The highway was initially scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Sunday, but Caltrans extended the closure until 2 p.m. due to the rerouting of gas transmission lines left exposed after a landslide near Redwood Boulevard and Buck Center Drive in Marin County. PG&E constructed and installed a new gas line to reroute it away from the landslide before the next round of rain arrived.

Although the slide took down two power poles and caused damage to Redwood Boulevard, Yamaguchi, the Senior Director of Gas Transmission and Distribution at PG&E, said there was no disruption to service during the repairs. The landslide was one of the most significant slide events the company has responded to during the storms, according to Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi called it the most significant slide event they’ve responded to during the storms. He said there was no disruption to service during the repairs. “There is no danger at this time. That’s what we are trying to do – make sure everything is safe up here,” said Yamaguchi.

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