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Gas leak reported near Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach

Posted at 2:19 PM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 22:55:19-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. - Crews are working to repair a gas leak near Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach Friday afternoon.

The gas leak was reported shortly after 1 p.m. in the 500 block of Elm Ave., according to authorities. 10News learned a backhoe accidentally ruptured a natural gas line at a construction site, causing vapors to leak into the air.

The leak prompted officials at nearby Mar Vista High School to end classes a couple minutes earlier than usual, with students being leave the campus through an alternate exit away from the gas leak scene.

No injuries were immediately reported.