Wayne State University buildings evacuated due to gas leak

UPDATE: 5:05 p.m. Wayne State University says all of its main campus is being evacuated. Classes for Friday night have been canceled.

Evacuation includes all housing buildings on main campus. The evacuation location for campus residents is Matthaei Physical Education Center. University Towers will remain open

A construction crew working near Wayne State University hit an underground gas main, forcing several businesses to be evacuated Friday.

According to Wayne State University, a crew working on the roadway at Second (Gullen Mall on campus) and Warren hit an underground gas main. The odor and sound of natural gas is very strong in the area. 

Students, staff and faculty are urged to avoid the area of Gullen Mall and W. Warren until the leak is repaired.

WSU lists the following departments as being evacuated:

Bio Sci
Undergrad Library
Science Library
Sci hall
State Hall
Old main
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