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Burst pipe forces students out of UC dorm
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (WKRC) -- Even though the University of Cincinnati canceled classes again today, students in one dorm had to wake up very early Tuesday morning.
A pipe in the sprinkler system in the Stratford Heights complex burst around 3 a.m. Residents tell Tiffany Wilson, it was a girl on the third floor who initially woke up to a shower inside her dormroom. She ran to the hall and pulled the fire alarm.
Soon everyone gathered downstairs before eventually going into another building to stay warm and dry. These are pictures from twitter, you can see some of the damage to the walls.
Tiffany talked to a girl who lives on the second floor. She was able to salvage her laptop but the rest of her clothes are soaked. A UC spokesperson says 14 rooms were affected and 28 students are now being shuffled into open rooms around campus.
Crews are already working to dry out the rooms, but it could take weeks before everything is repaired and repainted. "I'm not moving back into there. It should take a month before its painted and dry. I'm still in Stratford, so it's fine."
She's lucky, she's able to stay in the same complex. Another girl has to move across campus. She was packing things into black garbage bags and will haul them over later this afternoon.
A spokesperson for UC says the school will cover any damages to the students' property.
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