Roads Closed in Kensington as Crews Respond to Gas Leak

Newport Mill Middle School was also evacuated


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Firefighters on the scene of a gas leak in front of Newport Mill Middle School.

Via Pete Piringer (Twitter)

Update 10:07 a.m.: Responders closed several roads in Kensington and evacuated Newport Mill Middle School Thursday morning as they worked to fix a gas leak, according to fire officials. 

The school, on the 11300 block of Newport Mill Road, was evacuated after 8 a.m., Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer tweeted.

Responders found that a 4-inch gas line had ruptured in front of the school, Piringer wrote. Hazmat teams and firefighters checked surrounding homes and areas to test the extent of the leak.

Students return to school for the fall semester on Sept. 5.

The gas company has controlled the leak and firefighters cleared the scene at about 10 a.m.

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