This gray pipe at Van Ness Boulevard and Brown Avenue is one of several around Fresno used by Pacific Gas and Electric as a vent for underground gas vaults.
This gray pipe at Van Ness Boulevard and Brown Avenue is one of several around Fresno used by Pacific Gas and Electric as a vent for underground gas vaults. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com
This gray pipe at Van Ness Boulevard and Brown Avenue is one of several around Fresno used by Pacific Gas and Electric as a vent for underground gas vaults. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com

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May 13, 2017 2:00 PM

What’s up with those pipes sticking out of the sidewalk? PG&E says they’re vents

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