Gas leak closes downtown San Francisco street 

A gas leak caused by construction closed a street in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon.

Contractors working on the new Transbay Transit Center struck a 16-inch natural gas pipeline on Beale Street at about 11:50 a.m., according to a press release.

The San Francisco Fire Department and PG&E were notified of the leak, according to a Transbay Transit Center spokesman.

Beale Street was entirel closed between Mission and Howard streets as crews worked to repair the pipeline for a while, but one lane was later opened to accomodate traffic.

The construction work is part of the construction of the new Transbay Transit Center, which is to replace the old Transbay Terminal.

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