SDSU Student Walk Flooded

By Monica Dean
|  Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010  |  Updated 9:09 PM PDT
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In the middle of a heatwave, the pipes won't be feeding on-campus air-conditioning.

In the middle of a heatwave, the pipes won't be feeding on-campus air-conditioning.

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Water Main Breaks, Floods SDSU Student Walk

Just days before school is about to start at SDSU, a 24-inch pipe broke around 11 p.m. Monday night, affecting the areas in front of the campus library and Manchester Hall.
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What’s normally the picturesque student walk at San Diego State University has been damaged by a water main break.

Just days before school is about to start at SDSU, a 24-inch pipe broke around 11 p.m. Monday night, affecting the areas in front of the campus library and Manchester Hall.

Water flooding from the broken pipe buckled the student walkway, creating at least one sink hole just west of the student center on the east end of campus.

Several firefighters were called to the scene to help control the flooding.

Crews unclogged several drains then used large mops to move the water toward those drains.

The area has been taped off until crews can begin repairs.

The flooding did some minor damage to the library according to an SDSU spokesperson. The pipe feeds the chiller for the air conditioning. Most of campus will be without AC while 4,000 faculty and staff members prepare for the start of the school year. Some buildings still have air conditioning. These include dorms and the childcare center.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 30. Many students are expected to return to the dorms Friday. SDSU staffers hope to have the problem fixed by the end of the week.

They’re still trying to figure out what caused the break.

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