August 21, 2014 10:34:53 AM
A gas leak at Mississippi University for Women shut down a portion of the campus Wednesday night.
The leak occurred in Hogarth Cafeteria around 6 p.m., when someone reported the smell of gas, according to MUW spokesperson Anika Perkins.
Atmos Energy responded and shut off the gas, Perkins said. Atmos was on scene last night for approximately two hours and returned around 5:20 a.m. today to make sure all the gas had dissipated, Perkins said.
Hogarth reopened at 6 a.m. today.
MUW President Dr. Jim Borsig said the university is abandoning the line that leaked underground and installing a new one. The installation should be completed by noon Friday, Borsig said.
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