Water Main Break Sparks Gas Leak at Falls Church School

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Utility crews on the scene at Mount Daniel School to repair a water main break and the subsequent gas leak. (Credit: Falls Church City Public Schools)

Utility crews on the scene at Mount Daniel School to repair a water main break and the subsequent gas leak. (Credit: Falls Church City Public Schools)

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (CBSDC) - The students of Mount Daniel School in Falls Church were jumping for joy when they got to leave school early Thursday, but the school’s administrators were stuck dealing with a wet, gaseous mess.

Students were sent home in the afternoon after a water main break in the school.

When utility crews arrived to restore water service, they accidentally cut through a gas line, adding a gas leak to the equation.

The remaining staff was evacuated around 2 p.m.

Police and fire officials are on the scene investigating the leak as utility crews work to restore gas and water.

No one was injured.

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