PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A broken gas line in Northeast Portland led to the evacuation of homes in the area and put a nearby school on alert, Portland Fire & Rescue tweeted.
The gas line was hit and broken while digging was taking place near NE 140th Avenue and NE Sacramento Street, KOIN 6 News learned. Wheatley School was not evacuated but was placed on a soft lockdown.
Crews from NW Natural arrived and pinched the line. The PF&R battalion chief said the scene would likely be cleared by noon.
Power to the block and the school was expected to be shut off while officials fixed the gas line.Remember to follow KOIN 6 News on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Download our free news and weather apps for the latest headlines and forecast information.