Authorities Give 'All Clear' Following Gas Line Rupture Wednesday Morning

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Authorities gave the all-clear at about 9:50 am Wednesday, May 22, after a gas leak on the northeast corner of Capital University's Bexley campus had been contained.

Four Capital University buildings were evacuated at about 9 am Wednesday, May 22, while Capital University Police and Columbus Division of Fire contained a ruptured gas line at the southwest corner of The Capital Center, an athletics facility located at Mound Street and Pleasant Ridge Avenue on Capital's Bexley campus.

About 200 people were evacuated as a precaution from The Capital Center and nearby classroom buildings Ruff Memorial Learning Center, Troutman Hall and Battelle Hall as crews located and shut off the gas valve. Pleasant Ridge Avenue was temporarily closed between Main and Mound streets and Mound Street was temporarily closed from Pleasant Ridge Avenue to Francis Avenue. The situation was mostly contained by 9:45 am as crews did their final sweep through the affected buildings to ensure they were safe.

Normal campus operation had resumed by 10 am.

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