Southern California Gas Company workers successfully stemmed the flow of natural gas from the ruptured gas line on Chevy Chase Drive shortly after 2 p.m., said Gas Company spokesman Raul Gordillo.
The street, which had been closed between Descanso Drive and Berkshire Avenue, was reopened.
About 20 Gas Company customers near the site remain without service as crews continue to repair the 3-inch gas main line. Full service should be restored by Thursday evening, Gordillo said.
(UPDATE: 5 p.m.)
Southern California Gas Company workers are struggling to seal a natural gas pipeline on Chevy Chase Drive that was punctured Thursday morning by a contractor digging in the street with a backhoe.
The rupture prompted the closure of Chevy Chase Drive between Descanso Drive and Berkshire Avenue. A portion of Hamsptead Road is also closed. And seven homes were evacuated because of the risk of an explosion, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Gibson said.