Just in time for school, PG&E will begin a six-week project to test a gas pipeline on Wallace Avenue in Aptos. The test begins on Monday – also known as the first day of school for nearby Aptos Junior High. Work is to commence at 8:30 AM, with trucks, backhoes, and excavators; classes also start at 8:30 AM – so if you’ve got anyone coming to class on Monday, you might want to plan to get their early.
The work is supposed to last two months, finishing around October 1. At some points during the work, residents and passers-by may smell gas, which PG&E says is typical. Nevertheless, if you are concerned, contact PG&E’s 24-hour hotline at 800-743-5000.
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