Update Thursday 4:00 PM. Service to the school is expected to be restored sometime tomorrow. Students should be able to return to warm classrooms on Monday.
Update 7:45 PM. Hard working ONG crews continue to work to restore services for the school. Residential customers did not lose service during the leak.
Update 6:00 PM. Crews are continuing to make repairs to the damaged gas line. The leak is contained at this time, and crews are continuing to make repairs to stop the leak this evening. Permanent repair will be made tomorrow.
Update 2:00 PM School is cancelled Thursday February 7th. School administration expect class to resume Monday February 11th.
** For immediate release **
Around 11 AM Crescent Police Department and Crescent Fire Department responded to the Crescent Public School campus near the intersection of E. Jefferson and N. Elm on a report of a gas leak.
The gas leak was identified as a major gas leak caused by construction crews working on the school campus. Approximately 550 students been evacuated. Students K – 6 were evacuated to CrossPointe Assembly Church and students 7-12 were evacuated to the big gymnasium on the east side of the school campus.
Miller EMS is on scene standing by. There have been no injuries reported at this time.
Oklahoma Natural Gas is working to stop the leak and repair the line. They are also monitoring conditions around the school.
At this time no residences need to be evacuated.
The school is requesting that parents pick up their children if possible.