Gas leak causes Steiner Ranch Elementary evacuation

At 8:49am it was reported that a car hit the gas meter in the back of the school and caused a leak and an evacuation of the school, according to Roger Wade, Travis County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer.

The gas was shut off and there was no danger to the students, however, because the damage to the meter was going to take some time to fix the students were sent to Laura Bush Elementary for the day. During the evacuation Quinlan Park Road was shut down. It was reopened at about 10:45am when the students left.