A construction crew broke a natural gas line in Carmel Valley Friday morning, Dec. 28, prompting police to block off a stretch of El Camino Real for more than 90 minutes, officials said.
The crew was working on a new construction project at the southwest corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real.
San Diego police blocked off El Camino Real in a busy commercial district between Del Mar Heights Road and Neurocrine Place.
No one was injured and no buildings were evacuated.
The 2-inch gas line rupture was reported about 9:40 a.m. San Diego Gas & Electric Co. crews arrived shortly after 10 a.m. and had the gas shut off in less than half an hour, a company spokesman said.
The roadway was reopened by 11:20 a.m., police said.
Repairs were expected to take several hours.