A backhoe driver struck a natural gas line at Indio High on Wednesday morning and about 2,000 students and faculty were evacuated temporarily while utility workers mitigated the leak, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said in a statement.
The accident was reported at 9:50 a.m. Sept. 11 at Indio High School in the 81700 block of Avenue 46, Jody Hagemann of Cal Fire-Riverside County said in a statement.
A backhoe struck a 4-inch pressurized natural gas line and temporary evacuations were taken as a precaution, Hagemann said.
Gas Company workers mitigated the leak and by 10:50 a.m. students and faculty were back in their classrooms, Hagemann said. No injuries were reported.