According Belmont Fire Department, PG&E will be venting natural gas intermittently along the Hwy. 280 corridor near Belmont next week in order to work on several projects on their gas transmission line 132.
PG&E has provided the following schedule for the venting times and locations. These are subject to change, and the utility company will provide updates to the Belmont Fire Department if there are any changes.
• Monday 10/28 – Venting along Hwy 280 at Sand Hill, Ralston, Larkspur, Crystal Springs, and San Andreas Reg Stations. These areas will experience slight releases of gas intermittently throughout the day.
• Tuesday 10/29 and Weds 10/31 - Air movers will be placed at the Sand Hill and Ralston Reg stations. These should not be running 24/7, but during 12 hour windows during the day, and can produce some noise.
Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas associated with these ventings and the air movers as gas is released. As part of PG&E’s normal protocol, they are notifying appropriate public safety agencies, businesses and nearby residents of this work.
PG&E is encouraging any resident who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas to call them 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000 or call 9-1-1 immediately.