Oklahoma City crews evacuate area due to gas leak

Evacuations are underway due to a gas leak near an elementary school in northwest Oklahoma City. Authorities said a contractor cut a gas line on Wednesday morning in the 10400 block of Durham Drive, near West Hefner and North Council roads. Oklahoma Natural Gas crews are on scene to assess the problem. Harvest Hills Elementary School was evacuated due to the gas leak. Putnam City Schools officials said the students were taken to Putnam City North High School and they plan to bring the students as close to a normal school day as possible. Elementary students learn in the high school performing arts center, but district officials said parents are encouraged to pick up their children. Students should be able to return to Harvest Hills Elementary School for classes on Thursday. Fire department officials told KOCO 5 that 10 homes were also affected. Crews plan to resolve the issue within the next few hours.

Evacuations are underway due to a gas leak near an elementary school northwest of Oklahoma City.

Authorities said a contractor cut a gas line on Wednesday morning in the 10400 block of Durham Drive, near West Hefner and North Council roads. Oklahoma Natural Gas crews are on site to assess the problem.

Harvest Hills Elementary School was evacuated due to the gas leak. Putnam City Schools officials said students were taken to Putnam City North High School and they plan to get students as close to a normal school day as possible. .

Elementary students learn in the high school performing arts center, but district officials said parents are welcome to pick up their children.

Students should be able to return to Harvest Hills Elementary School for classes on Thursday.

Fire officials told KOCO 5 that 10 homes were also affected. Crews plan to resolve the issue within the next few hours.

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