Update at 1:45 pm
Unified Command is terminated and the scene has been turned over to Orchard Mesa Middle School. Utility crews will continue to work in and around the area. 27 3/8 Rd remains closed between Olson Ave. and Laguna Dr. #OMLeak
Update at 1:37pm
Xcel has located and stopped the gas leak. Xcel crews will continue to monitor the gas levels in the area as they work to repair the line. 27 3/8 Rd will continue to stay closed between Unaweep Ave. and Cheyenne Dr. #OMLeak
Here are a couple photos from the scene near Orchard Mesa Middle School:
Update at 1:10 pm
Parents picking up students at Orchard Mesa Middle School need to use the bus loop entrance off of Unaweep. Traffic control officers will be directing you on where to park. Once parked, please report to the cafeteria to pick up your students.
Update at 1:00pm
Orchard Mesa Middle School is dismissing students at 12:15pm today due to the gas leak. Students are not in danger, but parents will need to pick up students through the cafeteria. No buses will be running and walkers will not be allowed to walk home. Parent or guardian pickup is required.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICERS. Traffic is getting backed up, so you will need to be patient as we work to get all parents and students reunited.
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