UConn Water Main Break Repaired

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Jan 9, 2014  |  Updated 5:40 AM EDT
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UConn Water Main Break Repaired

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Crews work to repair the broken water main that flooded a lab building at the University of Connecticut in Storrs and shut down a major road through campus.

Water main repairs are complete and North Eagleville Rd. has reopened after a classroom building was flooded at the University of Connecticut in Storrs and the road through campus was shut down Wednesday afternoon.

A contractor digging a hole for a utility pole struck and damaged a 10-inch water main.

Crews isolated the break as of 4:15 p.m. Wednesday and worked through the night to make repairs.

The basement of the Atwater Laboratory Building was flooded and the building remains closed, but the extent of the damage is unclear, a university spokesperson said.

Gampel Pavilion was not  affected and last night's UConn men’s basketball game against Harvard was held as scheduled, although detours were put in place.

No classes were changed or canceled due to the break.

Officials said Wednesday afternoon the repair process was made difficult by cold weather and icy conditions.

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