Students Dismissed from Bancroft Elementary in Scranton after Utility Problem
SCRANTON, Pa. – A Scranton elementary school was evacuated Friday because of a utility problem. Students at George Bancroft Elementary on Albright Avenue were taken from the school around noon and dismissed from the evacuation point at Weston Field. Pennsylvania American Water tells us crews were repairing a broken six-inch water main when workers struck what they say was an unmarked gas line. While crews worked to fix the problem, power was shut off to the school and surrounding area as a precaution.
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