Residents living on floors 1-3 of Boise State's Sawtooth Hall will have to stay in temporary lodging after they had to be evacuated due to a "flood situation" Saturday morning.
Boise State spokesman, Greg Hahn, tells 6 On Your Side a valve on the main water line on the third floor of Sawtooth Hall broke apart and started leaking around 6 a.m. Crews are still working to assess the extent of the damage, but restoration work is scheduled to begin immediately.
Boise State's emergency system "Bronco Alert" advises Sawtooth Hall residents to consider returning to the hall tomorrow after Thanksgiving travels. Hahn says around 140 students will be temporarily relocated through the beginning of the spring semester after the winter holiday break, but all of those students have beds on campus.
UPDATE: Around 140 students have been affected after a broken water main started leaking around 6:00 this morning. A Boise State spokesman says housing staff has been able to find beds for all of the students affected by the flooding: https://t.co/y6Z8GStqok pic.twitter.com/OrzN6ujeEK
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There will be resources available for students affected by the flooding, including a reception center for students in the lobby of Sawtooth. There is a 24/7 hotline for students or their families to call with any questions, at (208) 447-1146.
The situation is clear right now.
Earlier this year, a water main break on the Boise State Campus caused roads to be shut down near the Honors College.