SAN ANTONIO -- Students at a middle school on the North Side had to be evacuated due to a gas leak Tuesday morning.
Emergency crews were called to Mark Twain Middle School in the 2400 block of San Pedro around 11:00 a.m. after construction crews working on a county flood control project on Mulberry, about a block away from the school, hit an 8-inch CPS Energy natural gas line.
San Antonio Independent School District officials said school buses would transport the approximately 580 students at the school to Alamo Stadium. They said once the students arrived at the stadium, they would begin the process of notifying their parents about when and where they could pick up their children.
Shortly before 4:00 p.m., CPS Energy
officials said the area had been assessed, and gas was no longer leaking. Their crews were able to closed off both ends of the pipe and were replacing the damaged portion of pipe. They said just one 4-plex across the street from Twain Middle School was still being affected by the line repair. Those residents will need to call 353-HELP when they return home to have gas restored to their residence.
No injuries were reported.