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.
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