Gas Leak At Mankato East 29 Sep 11

Workers planting trees forced the evacuation of Mankato East Junior and Senior High School Wednesday after striking a gas main. Officials say it happened as a tree planting company was working on the grounds the school. A break in the line in a nearby athletic field on the north end of campus happened at around 1:40 Wednesday afternoon, and the school had to evacuate and over 200 customers in the area lost service. No injuries were reported, and service was expected to be restored to all affected customers by this (THU) morning.