New Castle News

April 30, 2013

Gas line rupture forces school evacuation

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — George Washington Intermediate Elementary School was evacuated this morning.

A reported gas line rupture forced students from the school. They were transported to the playground at the corner of Park Avenue and North Mercer Street.

New Castle police were in both areas, detouring traffic. The city fire department also was at the school. About 700 children were moved.

Around noon today, the school was being checked for gas.

Parents were being allowed to pick students up at the playground.

Look for more details on the incident in Wednesday’s edition of the New Castle News.