The leak has been contained, and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.


SACRAMENTO -- Pacific Gas and Electric stadd are on the scene of a gas leak in East Sacramento.

The leak is in a gas line on Bear Flag Way between I and J streets, according to the Sacramento City Fire Department.

It is thought the leak was caused by construction crews in the area.

Eight homes have been evacuated.

PGE crews expect the leak will take at least an hour to stop.