OAKLAND -- Skyline High School will be closed Tuesday because of a ruptured gas line, but administrators hope to reopen the school in time for classes Wednesday.

A contractor repairing the gas line Monday morning near the school's administration office "inadvertently created a rupture in the line while he was attempting to fix it," said Troy Flint, spokesman for the Oakland Unified School District.

PG&E shut off the gas line, but a missing part prevented crews from completing repairs on the Presidents Day holiday. The work is expected to be completed Tuesday.

Flint said school police officers will be on the campus Tuesday morning to inform students and parents who did not already know about the closure.




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