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Gas leak closes part of Great Basin College in Elko

March 9, 2018

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A natural gas leak forced the closure of part of the Great Basin College campus in Elko.

School officials say they relocated classes scheduled in three different buildings on Friday after the leak was reported on Thursday.

No injuries or illnesses were reported.

Pat Anderson, the college’s director of environment, safety and security, told the Elko Daily Free Press that Southwest Gas officials had notified her they can resume a normal class schedule on Monday.

The leak blamed on aging pipes about 30 years old prompted evacuations at the Greenhaw Technical Arts building, Lundberg Hall and the welding and diesel labs.

Lundberg Hall, the oldest building on campus, was built during the early 1970s.


Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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