Gas leak caused evacuation at WMU

Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety investigate a gas leak at Moore Hall on campus in Kalamazoo. (Feb. 10, 2014)
Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety investigate a gas leak at Moore Hall on campus in Kalamazoo. (Feb. 10, 2014)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A gas leak resulted in a brief evacuation on Western Michigan University’s campus in Kalamazoo Monday morning.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. at Moore Hall, which contains mostly offices.

Twenty people were evacuated to nearby Waldo Library.

Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety investigate a gas leak at Moore Hall on campus in Kalamazoo. (Feb. 10, 2014)
Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety investigate a gas leak at Moore Hall on campus in Kalamazoo. (Feb. 10, 2014)

A Consumers Energy crew repaired the broken, 2-inch gas line.

The evacuation, which lasted for about an hour, was lifted around 9:15 a.m.

Morning classes at Moore Hall were canceled. Classes starting after 12 p.m. were still scheduled.

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