Basalt Elementary ready to go after gas leak Thursday |

Basalt Elementary ready to go after gas leak Thursday

A gas leak at Basalt Elementary School just as school was letting out Thursday forced the building to be evacuated while emergency personnel responded, according to Roaring Fork School District officials.

All students and staff were evacuated, and after-school programs were relocated to nearby Basalt Middle School. The Basalt fire and police departments and the gas utility company that services the area investigated and resolved the problem, Superintendent Rob Stein said in a news release.

Stein said by email shortly after 6 p.m. that the problem was fixed and school will be held as usual on Friday.

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