Evacuation orders lifted after gasoline leak at University of Minnesota athletic sites, other areas of city

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Numerous University of Minnesota athletic facilities and a large area beyond the campus perimeter were evacuated midday Tuesday because of a suspected gasoline leak, school and other officials said.

People were directed to leave the following buildings, according to a campus safety alert: Williams Arena, Huntington Bank Stadium, the McNamara Alumni Center, the Aquatics Center, the Recreation and Wellness Center, 3M Arena at Mariucci and the Maturi Pavilion. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety tweeted at about 4:30 p.m. that evacuation orders had been lifted.

Fire crews responded to a report of high gas readings and a strong smell of petroleum gas from Metropolitan Council contractors who were working in a sewer system at 5th and Oak streets about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Minneapolis Fire Department news release. When fire crews found similar readings on their monitors, they evacuated people from the area.

The Fire Department advised that those with homes in the evacuation area run water in every sink and floor drain of the building. The source of the petroleum is unknown.

People were advised to stay out of the evacuation area, and emergency personnel were to notify people if they needed to leave. Crews were monitoring E. Hennepin Avenue from Hoover Street to Stinson Boulevard to NE. 33rd Avenue; NE. 18th Avenue to Elm Street; and 4th Street and University Avenue from SE. 14th Avenue to Oak Street.


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Discovering a large gasoline leak could be just what the Gophers need to buy some 5 stars.

So Arch Manning loaded up the truck and moved to Minny. The U, that is. Ice Rinks. Dilly Bars.
 

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Numerous University of Minnesota athletic facilities and a large area beyond the campus perimeter were evacuated midday Tuesday because of a suspected gasoline leak, school and other officials said.

People were directed to leave the following buildings, according to a campus safety alert: Williams Arena, Huntington Bank Stadium, the McNamara Alumni Center, the Aquatics Center, the Recreation and Wellness Center, 3M Arena at Mariucci and the Maturi Pavilion. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety tweeted at about 4:30 p.m. that evacuation orders had been lifted.

Fire crews responded to a report of high gas readings and a strong smell of petroleum gas from Metropolitan Council contractors who were working in a sewer system at 5th and Oak streets about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Minneapolis Fire Department news release. When fire crews found similar readings on their monitors, they evacuated people from the area.

The Fire Department advised that those with homes in the evacuation area run water in every sink and floor drain of the building. The source of the petroleum is unknown.

People were advised to stay out of the evacuation area, and emergency personnel were to notify people if they needed to leave. Crews were monitoring E. Hennepin Avenue from Hoover Street to Stinson Boulevard to NE. 33rd Avenue; NE. 18th Avenue to Elm Street; and 4th Street and University Avenue from SE. 14th Avenue to Oak Street.


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Just thankful that we didn't have a Minnehaha Academy type incident.
 

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Gasoline??

Who TF is dumping gasoline down the sewer, and why??

Isn't this the second time now in the last few weeks??
 




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