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Struck gas line causes several building evacuations at UMD College Park campus

COLLEGE PARK, MD
Posted at 10:29 AM, May 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 15:52:10-04

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — UPDATE: All buildings with the exception of the University Health Center are back open.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

A gas line was struck in College Park Friday morning on Campus Drive between the Stamp Student Union and the University Health Center.

The incident caused evacuations at the University Health Center, Stamp Student Union, H.J. Patterson, Nyumburu Cultural Center, ESJ, Jimenez Hall, St. Mary's Hall and Symons Hall.

Several surrounding roads were closed for hours as result.

It's unclear how the line was struck.