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Gas leak near Virginia Tech stopped; evacuated buildings reopen

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Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 10:14 AM EST
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A gas leak near Virginia Tech has been stopped and evacuated buildings have reopened.

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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