Truck Crashes Into Montecito Gas Line

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Source: Montecito Fire Department

At about 10am Tuesday, Montecito Firefighters responded to a truck that crashed into a gas line on the 1300 block of E. Valley Rd. As a result, Hwy 192 is closed between Hot Springs Rd & Picacho Ln until the vehicle can be moved and SoCal Gas can assess the damage to the line.

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Resident Dec 01, 2021 08:04 AM
Truck Crashes Into Montecito Gas Line

About 10 years ago I noticed a gas company worker at my gas meter which, at that time, was in an underground vault like my water meter. I asked what he was doing and he told me that he was reinstalling the meter ABOVE ground per his management's direction. I asked why since it seemed safer being below ground. He said that he didn't know; he just followed direction. So now we have issues like this. It still makes no sense to me to have exposed gas lines where incidents such as this can cause damage, road closures, fires, etc.

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