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Lipscomb University Restores Water After Dorm Flooding

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By Tim Wetzel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Water has been restored to the Lipscomb University campus after a broken pipe flooded a dorm, prompting the cancellation of classes on Thursday.

Students were allowed back into the High Rise residence hall around 10:30 a.m. Classes were canceled, but will resume at 5 p.m.

The problem started around 2 a.m. when a student noticed the pipe was leaking and contacted university officials.

The basement and utility room were filled with about 10 foot of water. None of the dorm rooms were damaged.

Students who were evacuated had to spend the remainder of the morning in Allen Arena.

"I was still half asleep, so I didn't really know what was going on. I just followed the crowd, and went outside and saw this huge flood out on the front lawn," said student Michael Gustavson.

School officials shut off water to much of the campus while crews worked to fix the problem.

"This water main was just gushing water. We had to evacuate every floor; the fire department was here. We had to walk every hall, and evacuate everyone, so we haven't slept in 26 hours, something like that," said student Brennan McNeil.

Approximately 4,000 students attend Lipscomb.

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