AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Parts of UB North campus were evacuated due to a gas leak Tuesday morning. Fire crews have since given the all-clear for occupants to re-enter all buildings.
The initial alert for evacuation was tweeted by UB Alert:
Evacuate Park Hall, O’Brian Hall, Jacobs, Baldy Hall and Lockwood Library due to gas leak at #UBuffalo. Walk toward parking lots on Augspurger Rd. #UBAlert. Stay away for at least 30 minutes. No immediate danger to campus. Updates at https://t.co/FIASoSvQA1— UB Alert (@ub_alert) June 11, 2019
It's not clear what caused the gas leak and how many students and faculty have been evacuated. The gas leak was shut off around 10:30 a.m., but occupants were asked to stay out of the affected buildings while they were ventilated.
Officials say there was no immediate threat on campus because of the gas leak. No injuries were reported.