Gas leak resolved at Luddy Hall construction site



An IU Bloomington Alert was issued around 2:25 p.m. on Monday for a gas leak near Luddy Hall. The leak has since been located and the gas shut off, according to an update provided to students and faculty at 4:42 p.m.

Luddy Hall, located at the intersection of Cottage Grove Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue, is currently under construction. Lieutenant Craig Munroe of IU Public Safety said a construction crew ruptured a gas line at the site. 

An update from the IU Emergency Updates facebook page at 3:35 p.m. stated the area at risk had been evacuated, and that the area at risk did not include the nearby Geology Building.

Construction of Luddy Hall began in 2015 with a budget of just under $40 million. Upon completion, Luddy Hall will be the home of IU's School of Informatics and Computing. The building is scheduled for completion in November 2017, according to IU's website.

Michael Williams

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