Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gasoline Break In Murrysville

Route 22 in Murrysville is closed in both directions between school road and the Cozy Inn cutoff because of a ruptured gasoline line. The break is near the Hoss' Restaurant. Some buildings in the area have been evacuated including the Highlands Nursing Home. Westmoreland County Emergency Management officials are monitoring the situation.

The Franklin regional school district's website says they are working with Murrysville Fire and Police. According to the website Newlonsburg and Heritage elementary and middle school staff and students are being moved to the senior high school. Bus drivers are being called in and dismissal will be from the senior high school starting with senior high school students. Then the Heritage and Newlonsburg elementary students will be dismissed. Sloan will dismiss at its normal time, parents are asked not to come to the campus. Only Emergency vehicles and personel will be allowed on the senior high campus.

Environmental offcials estimate about 800 gallons of gasoline has gotten into Turtle Creek. Authorities are still determining what caused the gasoline line rupture.

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