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Students evacuated from 3 Gonzaga dorms allowed back inside

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

A cosntruction crew struck a gas line Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of three dorms at Gonzaga University, KHQ reported. (KHQ)
A cosntruction crew struck a gas line Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of three dorms at Gonzaga University, KHQ reported. (KHQ)
From staff reports

A construction crew struck a gas line Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of three dorms at Gonzaga University.

The students were allowed back inside their dorms at about 9 a.m., said Mary Joan Hahn, a Gonzaga University spokeswoman.

The line was struck near Hamilton Street and Springfield Avenue, the city of Spokane said in a news release. Hamilton Street from Sharp to Trent was closed while Avista crews and firefighters worked at the scene.

The three dorms that were evacuated were Catherine Monica, Coughlin and Madonna halls, according to an alert sent to students and faculty. Residents of the dorms were evacuated to Hemmingson Center and McCarthey Athletic Center.

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