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Atherton: All clear on Encinal School gas leak

PG&E fixed a gas leak at Encinal School this morning, and the fire district gave the "all clear" to lift a "shelter in place" order, the superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District said in a parent advisory at 11:54 a.m. today.

"All students are safe and are moving forward with a normal school day," said Superintendent Maurice Ghysels.

A contractor working behind the Atherton elementary school had struck a small natural gas pipe this morning and caused the leak, he said. Principal Sharon Burns had issued a "shelter in place" order for all students.

Encinal is at 195 Encinal Ave. in Atherton.

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Posted by A
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Is sheltering in place wise during a gas leak!!!


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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

yes, read the article carefully. Fire Dept. was on scene. Gas line was outside not in the building.


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