NEW CANEY, TX - Earlier today a major gas leak in the area of Crippen Elementary and the Cumberland Neighborhood in Porter, TX. caused authorities to call for a "shelter in place" . It took longer than expected to cap the leak and students at Crippen Elementary that were supposed to leave before lunch were provided a midday meal.
A little before 1:30 P.M Fire and police officials determined the area safe and the "shelter-in-place" order was lifted. Students will finish out the school day on a normal schedule. Traffic in the area is flowing normally.