OU ALERT: Gas leak reported on campus

The Oakland University Police Department is advising campus community members of an active gas leak on the West Side of Kresge Library. There is a strong smell of natural gas there and to the south due to a north wind.

Construction workers mistakenly struck a 3-inch gas line just after noon while working near the library. Consumer’s Energy has been contacted and is expected to be on the scene at approximately 2 p.m.

Campus community members are encouraged to avoid the area, as OUPD officers have cordoned off the location and are keeping all but emergency responders clear of any danger.

At present, no campus activities have been canceled as a result of this situation.

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