Downey gas leak prompts evacuations, emergency alerts to mobile devices countywide

DOWNEY, Calif. (KABC) — A gas leak in Downey on Thursday prompted evacuations and an emergency notification that was unintentionally sent to smartphones and mobile devices far beyond the immediate area.

A damaged gas line was reported at 10:30 a.m. in the 7800 block of Stewart & Gray Road, and was apparently caused by a third-party contractor that was working in the area, according to the Southern California Gas Company. All residents…Read More

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