Students, Staff Return To UNC Charlotte After Gas Leak Evacuated Three Buildings
UNC Charlotte evacuated three buildings Friday morning for about an hour after a natural gas leak was reported at the Science Building construction site.
The construction site, Hickory, Sycamore and Cedar halls all were evacuated out of caution, and roadways surrounding the site are blocked off as Charlotte Fire Department and UNCC officials assessed the situation.
NinerNotice: A natural gas leak has been reported at the Science Building construction site. CFD and University officials are on scene.— UNCC OEM (@NinerAlerts) October 11, 2019
The construction site, Hickory, Sycamore and Cedar halls have been evacuated. Please avoid the area: https://t.co/VM8UWRlHcH pic.twitter.com/4fn7xBg8hd
UNCC issued an "all clear" tweet about an hour later and said the gas valve for the line had been turned off.
The school said in a statement that a lingering odor might still be in the vicinity of the construction site as the line is repaired, but no gas is flowing and there is no danger to campus.
NinerNotice: The valve for the gas line at the Science Building construction site has been turned off.— UNCC OEM (@NinerAlerts) October 11, 2019
Officials have determined it's safe to return to the area. Other areas of campus should not have any interruption to gas service. More information: https://t.co/VM8UWRlHcH pic.twitter.com/TxsCw9dZq1