A broken gas line caused the closure of El Camino Real in Mountain View Friday morning, fire officials said.
At about 9:50 a.m., a vehicle struck a gas meter, severing the gas line in front of 4410 El Camino Real, just across the street from the Mountain View border, according to Lynn Brown of the Mountain View Fire Department. Firefighters closed El Camino in both directions and evacuated two buildings -- 4410 and 4440 El Camino Real -- and ordered occupants of another building at 4460 El Camino to shelter in place, Brown said.
Pacific Gas & Electric crews repaired the damaged line, and the evacuation order was lifted at 11 a.m., he said. El Camino Real was reopened at 11:25 a.m., Brown said.