Archive for Thursday, February 3, 2011

School will go on as scheduled while repairs made to gas meter at Broken Arrow

February 3, 2011, 7:57 a.m. Updated February 3, 2011, 9:40 a.m.


A delivery truck damaged a natural gas meter Thursday morning in between Broken Arrow School and South Junior High School leaving some rooms temporarily without heat.

Julie Boyle, a Lawrence public schools spokeswoman, said the truck backed over the gas meter. She said technicians from Black Hills Energy are on the scene and shut off the gas to one system serving the buildings.

"They estimate repairs can be made quickly," she said. "Separate systems service different parts of the buildings, so some areas are unaffected, while others are temporarily without heat."

South Junior High moved a before-school choir class to the gymnasium as a precaution.

Boyle said classes started as scheduled in both buildings. The schools are near 27th and Louisiana streets in south Lawrence.


Nikki May 7 years, 2 months ago

It's kinda ironic because people keep saying "if all the heat works, they'll be fine at school". Guess the foreshadowing was called for.

sallyone 7 years, 2 months ago

They ought to release the students, just too be safe. This just goes to show why school should be cancelled when its very cold.

conservative 7 years, 2 months ago

The article states they took precautions and nobody is in danger. So why should they close the school and force parents to leave work? And what exactly does a delivery truck backing over a meter have to do with they should have closed schools because of the temp? He could have done it on a 90 degree day too. A better question would be why there weren't concrete barriers to protect the meter.

sallyone 7 years, 2 months ago

All I know is that if this happened at deerfeild where my two kids go to school I would want to know and that I would go and take them out of class rather then have them freeze to death!

deec 7 years, 2 months ago

And maybe stop for some doughnuts on the way home? :)

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