SAN RAMON -- A San Ramon high school was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a natural gas leak was detected along the main driveway of the campus, school officials said.

Administration at California High School, located at 9870 Broadmoor Drive, evacuated all students and staff at 1:10 p.m. after PG&E informed them a leak had been detected on Broadmoor Drive near the entrance, said Terry Koehne, community relations director for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

The evacuation was lifted at 2:40 p.m. after PG&E shut off the gas line, and students were allowed to go inside and gather their belongings before being dismissed for the day, Koehne said.

Because the location of the gas leak is expected to disrupt the normal flow of traffic, Broadmoor Drive will be closed while students with vehicles leave the parking lot, Koehne said. Police are assisting with the flow of traffic, and Broadmoor Drive will reopen for parents to pick up their children after all vehicles leave the parking lot.

According to Koehne, all sports, extracurriculars and other after-school programs will go on as scheduled.

Contact Erin Ivie at eivie@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.



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