By CBSLA Staff

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) – A gas line break caused a leak on the property of a Costco and shut down a busy roadway in Santa Clarita during morning rush hour Tuesday.

Sept. 29, 2020. (CBSLA)

The leak was reported in the 18600 block of Via Princessa at around 6 a.m. on the property of a Costco store. It’s unclear if the leak occurred inside the store itself.

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According to Los Angeles County Fire Department, the leak was caused by a break in a 2-inch gas line. About 20 Costco employees were evacuated. The store was not open at the time.

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Gas company crews were on scene conducting repairs. Along with the Costco, the area has several stores, including a Stater Bros. Market. No other stores were evacuated, however, a fire department spokesperson told CBSLA.

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Via Princessa was closed between Sierra Highway and the 14 Freeway as of 8 a.m.