Water main break shuts down Stadium Drive; food service suspended in Student Union

February 24, 2015 | News, UToday
By Staff

Crews are working to isolate a water main break that has closed Stadium Drive on UT’s Main Campus to through traffic. The break also has resulted in no food service available in the Student Union until further notice.

Vehicles and pedestrians are able to access parking area 10 north of the Glass Bowl via the entrance right after the Root Bridge on Stadium Drive.

The water main break is at the foot of the hill by the Glass Bowl, according to Jason Toth, associate vice president of facilities.

“Due to the extreme cold, the water main on Stadium Drive froze and broke. While that line is fed from multiple city mains around campus, the location of the break has dropped water main pressure for all surrounding buildings, including the Savage Steam Plant,” Toth said.

“We’re working to repair immediately, but it may take several hours. We have been forced to cut back heat in most buildings as we work to make repairs. You may notice buildings beginning to feel cool. Thank you for your understanding.”

A contractor is being called in to help with repairs, and Toth said updates will be provided to the campus community as information becomes available.

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