Gas leak at UConn leads to building evacuations

- FILE - University of Connecticut (WTNH)

STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — A gas leak at the University of Connecticut on Thursday afternoon caused multiple buildings to be evacuated according to a university spokesperson.

The school said that a construction crew was working on the site of a barn that burned down recently when a backhoe struck a gas line and caused the line to leak.

The UConn Dairy Bar and the Jones Building were evacuated.

There have been no reported injuries and the buildings have since been reopened.

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