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A gas leak Tuesday afternoon caused Mount Pleasant police to close a portion of Park West Boulevard in the area of three public schools. The road has since been reopened. 

The closure, from Stockdale Street to the traffic circle along Park West Boulevard, ended at 2:45 p.m. after the gas leak was contained. 

Thomas Cairo Middle School, Charles Pinckney Elementary School and Laurel Hill Primary School are located in the area. The Charleston County School District tweeted that the schools were placed on a code yellow lockdown as a precautionary measure. They have since resumed normal operations. 

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.

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