Gas Leak at Melbourne Uni

If you were really excited about your noon class and it’s anywhere between the Microbiology Building and at least Econ and Commerce, get less excited.

I just rode out of the car park and was told there was a gas leak. Don’t have many details (and the uni hasn’t sent around an email), but the woman said stuff had been closed down for at least an hour. I asked if anyone had been hurt, she said she didn’t know, but probably not. She said someone smelled gas and everything was evacuated.

It doesn’t appear to be overly serious, there aren’t people screaming and running around, but she did ask me to shut off my mobile phone – which you should do if you’re near the area. Go ahead and shut down your laptop while you’re at it. That being said, there was another guy on his mobile standing directly next to someone in a hard hat, so it doesn’t appear dire.

So, if you’ve got friends on campus give them a ring to see if you need to be here before you come down. I have so much extra time to do my reading now.

Update I: Here are Melbourne Uni’s official gas leak policy and procedures. Exhilarating!

Update II : They opened everything back up at 1pm. I found and returned a girl’s wallet. It’s a small chance to play hero, but I’ll take it. On the downside – your classes have resumed. I mean upside! Upside! Education is great!

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