UPDATE: All clear issued in campus gas leak situation

The Oakland University Police Department has issued an all clear advisory regarding the gas leak situation that occurred shortly after noon on Monday.

Consumer’s Energy has shut off a supply line on the west side of Kresge Library, which was mistakenly ruptured during construction activities. Repairs will take place this evening.

Campus community members are advised that there is no longer a threat of danger in the area.

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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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