Authorities are searching for a driver who apparently abandoned a commercial vehicle Monday morning near a gas leak at a Southern California Gas Company storage plant in Playa del Rey.
The leak set off an overnight investigation and woke several neighbors, who reported a hissing sound coming from the plant. Firefighters and a hazardous materials team responded to the property, located at Gulana and Manchester avenues.( Mon Feb 17 13:28:10 PST 2014 $__output )
The gas was turned off early Monday and firefighters said there was no threat to the community. Officials told NBC4 the damage does not appear accidental -- an abandoned truck owned by a contractor was found parked near the leak.
An email sent overnight to neighbors indicated a storage well located at the plant was potentially vandalized.( Mon Feb 17 08:16:28 PST 2014 $__output )
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No injuries or evacuations were reported. The driver was still being sought as of Monday night.