Tri-C Metro Campus Closed at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Due to Gas Leak

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A Dominion work truck sits on the work site where a gas leak was reporter Jan. 22 that caused the Tri-C Metro Campus to close its doors at 3 p.m. Buildings have no heat while the leak is fixed. The school is expected to reopen Thursday. Photo by Bronson Peshlakai
A Dominion work truck sits on the work site where a gas leak was reporter Jan. 22 that caused the Tri-C Metro Campus to close its doors at 3 p.m. Buildings have no heat while the leak is fixed. The school is expected to reopen Thursday. Photo by Bronson Peshlakai
In a Tri-C Alert message Wednesday, the college announced that it would cancel all classes and activities for the remainder of Jan. 22, beginning at 3 p.m., because of lack of heat.

Earlier in the day, the Metro president’s office alerted personnel that a gas leak was reported on Community College Avenue near the college and that fire and police crews were addressing the problem.

In an update email sent at 1:15 p.m., the repairs to the gas leak caused the Metro Campus to be without heat. The message said it was a Level 2 closure that affected all faculty, staff and students.

The closure included the United Technologies Center, and the Advanced Technology Training Center.

At the time of the alert message, sent at 1:23 p.m., the current conditions for Cleveland was overcast skies with temps at 11°F, with -4°F wind chills.

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