Ridge - (WALK) A potentially dangerous situation averted in Ridge, where a large leaking propane tank was discovered near an elementary school.
School officials took the precaution of declaring a day off for students at Ridge Elementary School Monday when a leak was discovered in a 500 gallon propane tank adjacent to the school building.
The leak was confirmed at about 8:00 a.m. School buses arriving for the day were diverted to Longwood Middle School before students were sent home, according to district officials.
Authorities disposed of the remaining propane, and firefighters conducted safety-inspections throughout the school. No injuries were reported during the incident.
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