Urgent – Schools closing rest of the week; avoid Newport Avenue

The Bend-La Pine School District issued an emergency school closure for the next two days (after kids were on their way to school) due to the gym roof collapsing at Kenwood (Highland) Elementary. And the City issued this urgent statement:

Avoid the Newport Avenue area near Highland Elementary School.
Newport, Nashville and Harmon Boulevard are all closed. Detours are getting established.
The roof of the gym at Highland collapsed this morning prompting district wide closures so schools can be inspected.
No children were injured. Cars allowed on Harmon are just for parents picking up children.

Get your kids home and stay safe!