Gas leak closes portion of Presley Drive


Last updated 6/30/2022 at 2:10pm

Bob Kirkpatrick

Cheney emergency personnel blocked off a portion of Presley Drive after a reported gas leak.

CHENEY- A gas leak on Tuesday morning near Salnave Elementary led to the evacuation of staff and nearby residents. Cheney Fire Department and emergency personnel responded to the incident around 10 a.m. after receiving a call from the Cheney School District.

"Someone at Salnave Elementary smelled the gas and based on the wind and the levels we were getting, we evacuated two blocks," Cheney Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said. "A private contractor was driving a dump truck full of gravel. When he or she was lowering the dump truck bucket, it must've nicked the gas line. They wouldn't have known that...

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