SACRAMENTO - A gas leak impacted traffic in the area of Center Parkway and Cosumnes River Boulevard Wednesday.
Sacramento firefighters and Pacific Gas and Electric workers were called to the scene around 10:10 a.m. after a worker operating a backhoe struck and ruptured a four-inch gas line inside the Light Rail construction zone.
Sacramento Fire Department Captain Martin Cordeiro praised the quick thinking of the worker for preventing any further disruptions or danger in the area.
"The operator of the backhoe did the right thing. Once they accidentally hit that line, they shut the backhoe off, they got off, they called 911 and here we are."
The area was quickly zoned off and police provided traffic control in the area.