Saturday gas leak at Glenshire Elementary quickly contained |

Saturday gas leak at Glenshire Elementary quickly contained

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A natural gas leak that prompted evacuations in Glenshire over the weekend was quickly contained, according to police.

On the morning of July 25, a contractor working at Glenshire Elementary at 10990 Dorchester Drive reportedly struck a gas line while installing new parking areas.

Southwest Gas appeared on scene to repair the line, and within an hour of the leak being reported, it had been capped.

Precautionary evacuations were ordered until the scene could be contained and the leak stopped.

They included areas on Dorchester Drive from Rolands Way to Briar Circle and Evansham Circle.

Meanwhile, those on Worchester Circle, Manchester Drive to Tottenham Court, and Dorchester Drive from Briar Circle to Glenshire Drive were advised to shelter in place and report any gas odor to 911.

By about 12:51 p.m. all evacuations had been lifted and roadways opened. No injuries were reported.

The Truckee Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Truckee Fire Protection District and Calfire also responded to the incident.