SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A major gas leak in the downtown part of Santa Monica shut down roads in the area for hours before reopening Monday.
The Santa Monica Police Department and Fire Department responded to a call in the 200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard around 3:50 p.m. Monday.
Santa Monica PD shut down 2nd and 3rd streets between Arizona Avenue and Broadway for several hours while crews worked to repair the reported gas leak.
The SMFD announced about 8:15 p.m. that the leak was repaired and service was being restored to the area. Streets were also reopened, and businesses and residences nearby were deemed safe for people to reenter.
It was not immediately known what caused the gas main to leak.
City News Service contributed to this report.