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Stuart schools waiting for gas line repair

It may take until the end of the day Tuesday for all gas customers to have service restored

Students in Martin County will return to school Tuesday morning after a gas leak forced them to evacuate Monday.

Officials with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office say the gas leak happened when a front loader accidentally cut a six inch line along SE Cove Road, just east of Kanner Highway in Stuart.

Due to the gas leak, schools on the waiting list to have the gas restored are Anderson Middle School and Martin County High School, both located just a short distance from where the line was ruptured.

Jamie Adcock, the spokesperson for the Martin County School District said all students will be served lunch Tuesday but if gas is not restored by that time, students may not receive a hot lunch.

A cold lunch will be provided.

Superintendent Laurie Gaylord praised the Martin County School District for their efforts in prioritizing the safety of students on Monday.

Nearby businesses and restaurants are also impacted by the gas outage.

Fire rescue says the gas company is bringing in crews from across the state to help restore gas to the nearly 450 customers who lost it.

They are hoping to have service fully restored by the end of Tuesday.

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