Gas leak reported near University of Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Buildings at the University of Oklahoma have been evacuated after work crews struck a natural gas pipe, causing a leak.
There were no reports of injuries Thursday afternoon. President David Boren said in a message on the school website that students, faculty, staff and visitors were asked to vacate an area that includes Lindsey and Brooks streets and Asp Avenue and Farmer Street. They were told to stay away until otherwise notified.
Oklahoma Natural Gas spokesman Don Sherry says officials were told about 11:50 a.m. that excavation equipment had hit an eight-inch diameter medium pressure pipe that is part of the ONG system. Sherry says crews were working to shut off the gas flow, after which the pipe could be repaired.
Streets have been closed in the area because of an ongoing project.