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Oakland University's campus given all-clear after gas leak reported near Meadow Brook Hall

Oakland University
Posted at 3:58 PM, Apr 10, 2024

ROCHESTER, Mich. (WXYZ) — A gas leak reported at Oakland University Wednesday afternoon has been resolved, university officials said.

The report was received at about 2 p.m. Police asked the public to avoid the area around Meadow Brook Hall as they investigated reports of a gas leak. The north entrance to parking lot P-61 was also closed due to the situation.

Wednesday around 6:45 p.m., the university gave the all-clear for campus activities to resume.

Further information on the situation was not immediately available.

The university police department is also reminding people about the following gas leak safety tips:

  • Evacuate all individuals from any area where gas odor is present.
  • Do not allow any ignition of flame such as from a lighter.
  • Do not use any electrical devices, such as utilities, appliances or equipment, in the area of the odor.
  • Don’t adjust thermostats or appliance controls.
  • Don’t use elevators.
  • If safe to do so, extinguish any flames in or near the source of natural gas odor.