Cut gas line prompts evacuation of Parowan schools

Cut gas line prompts evacuation of Parowan schools

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PAROWAN, Utah (AP) -- Authorities say several students needed oxygen for nausea and headaches after a city worker cut through a gas line near schools in Parowan.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports on its website about 800 students and staff were evacuated Thursday from Parowan Elementary School and Parowan High School.

Iron County sheriff's office spokesman Aaron Pallesen says a worker hit a gas line and pressurized gas could be heard escaping from the broken line.

The students waited at the high school football field while officials shut off the gas.

Most students returned to school after a couple of hours


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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