Gas main break reported at Wayne State University in Detroit

Posted at 3:26 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 15:40:47-04

A gas main break was reported on Wayne State University's campus in Detroit, officials say.

A construction crew working on the roadway at Second and Warren hit an underground gas main. The odor and sound of escaping natural gas is strong in the area of Gullen Mall on the campus, officials say.

Students, staff and faculty are urged to avoid the area until further notice. Warren Avenue is closed between Cass Avenue and Anthony Wayne Drive.

The Detroit Fire Department is recommending self-evacuation of the following buildings:

  • Engineering building
  • Biological Sciences
  • Science and Engineering Library
  • Science Hall
  • Old Main
  • Chemistry Building
  • State Hall
  • Undergraduate Library