Gas leak causes evaucation of Antero and Shavano houses

Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, (719) 351-6519,
UPDATE – 10:58 a.m.: The gas leak is secure and residents are clear to re-enter all Alpine buildings. Please use caution as crews clear the area.

May 6, 2013

Statement by Susan Szpyrka, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance

In re: evacuation of UCCS housing students

As a precaution, at about 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, University of Colorado Colorado Springs students living in the Antero and Shavano buildings of UCCS student housing were evacuated to Crestone in the Alpine Village housing area.

The students were evacuated after a construction crew struck a natural gas line nearby. The evacuation is a precautionary move. There is no danger at this time.

Crews from the Colorado Springs Fire Department are on standby.

Students will be advised when they can safely return to Antero.