AUSTIN (KXAN) - Classes at Canyon Ridge Middle School in the Leander Independent School District started a bit delayed Monday morning -- at 10 a.m. -- following a gas odor in the area.
Leander ISD spokeswoman Veronica Sopher said crews shut off gas and that repairs were under way just before 9 a.m., when officials gave the middle school the all-clear.
Buses were rerun and students who were already on buses at the time of the gas odor were taken to Bush Elementary until the start of school. Students who were already at the middle school at the time the gas odor was noticed were also taken to Bush Elementary.
Someone noticed the odor before 7 a.m.
As a precautionary measure, school officials decided to delay the start of class time. All events before the start of school were canceled. Sopher said the district does not anticipate any further delay.
Police and fire crews were at the middle school investigating the situation.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.