Gas leak near Virginia Tech stopped; evacuated buildings reopen

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)- A gas leak near Virginia Tech has been stopped and evacuated buildings have reopened.

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The Virginia Tech alerts system sent out a message Wednesday, notifying people of a gas leak near a campus building. The leak happened when a gas line was hit by a construction crew.

The leak was at the intersection of Barger and Stanger Streets near Kelly Hall.

Classes have not resumed yet after winter break, but as a precaution, buildings in the surrounding area were evacuated, including:

Art and Design Building
Durham Hall
Femoyer Hall
Kelly Hall
Major Williams Hall
McBryde Hall
Military Building
Old Security Building
Performing Arts Building
Shanks Hall

In addition, Barger and Stanger Streets were closed.

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