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All clear issued after gas leak reported on VCU’s main campus

Posted at 6:32 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 18:49:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A natural gas leak was reported on VCU’s main campus Thursday evening.

The university issued an alert at 6:08 p.m. stating that a leak had been reported at the Academic Learning Commons on Floyd Avenue.

“Avoid area. VCU Police on scene,” officials said.

A photo showed a fire truck parked in front of the building and students sitting outside.

At 6:40 p.m. officials issued an all clear: “Situation resolved. Resume normal activity.”

No additional details were available at last check.

Cary St. Gym, on the campus of VCU, was closed earlier in the day after a pool chemical scare.

“Police and Fire Departments are on scene at Cary St. Gym,” the university said in a university-wide alert earlier Thursday. “[The] building [is] closed until further notice.”

The Richmond Fire Department was called to evaluate the building after staff found a mixture of pool chemicals that could cause health issues, the university announced.
No injuries were reported.

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