RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A gas leak forced the closure of both sides of the 215 Freeway early Friday morning.
A backhoe operator was doing construction work on the southbound freeway on-ramp at Center Street around 12:50 a.m. when he hit the 12-inch gas main, the Riverside County Fire Department said.READ MORE: Fans Missing Disneyland Can Buy Tickets To Dine At California Adventure Park Starting March 18
The freeway was closed in both directions between Iowa Avenue and the 215—60 interchange. It was reopened just before 6:30 a.m.READ MORE: Tiger Woods 'Responsive And Recovering' After Suffering Serious Leg, Ankle Injuries In Rollover Crash
Crews doused the main with water to prevent a fire.
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