Water Main Break at U of U

Water Main Break at U of U

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(KSL News) -- The ground was rumbling on the University of Utah campus early this morning, after a "high temperature" water main break at the Cowles building.

The hole was discovered about five this morning.

It was caused by a ruptured high temperature pipe.

Water Main Break at U of U

Corrosion by ground water allowed 400 degree water from the pipe to leak and eventually rupture.

The high temp system is used to heat campus buildings.

Crews are cleaning up the muddy mess.

If you're headed to school, there will be no heat in any buildings on the lower campus at the University of Utah for the remainder of the day as crews repair the damage.

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