Gas line break leads to short building evacuation at Augie


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Originally Posted Online: Sept. 26, 2012, 2:28 pm
Last Updated: Sept. 26, 2012, 3:28 pm
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The Augustana College Library and two dormitories were briefly evacuated this afternoon when construction crews working struck a natural gas pipe.

The leak was quickly capped and the buildings are back in use.

The pipe was broken during construction of the new Art Center for Student Life building, which will be connected to the Thomas Tredway Library.

Augustana College public relations director Keri Rursch said Mid-American Energy responded very quickly "We are very grateful," she said.



















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
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