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Burst water pipe floods Dillon

Justin Tardiff | Tuesday, March 2, 2004

A water pipe burst underneath the 24-hour lounge in Dillon Hall Monday afternoon, flooding part of the first floor and causing water to also leak into the basement.

The leak began around 4 p.m., spreading into the area between the first floor 24-hour lounge and the main hallway. The water also flowed from a crack in the ceiling into the main hallway of the basement near the stairway. The basement leak was contained by garbage cans soon after it was discovered.

On the first floor, the water grew to about an inch in height between the lounge and in the hallway spanning about six rooms. Residents in rooms near the 24-hour space placed towels outside their doors to block the water as it began to spread from the lounge into the hallway. About 20 minutes later, the water was shut off and the puddles were vacuumed up.

The flood did not significantly damage the furniture or belongings in the lounge. The cause of the burst pipe was unknown.