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.