Burst pipe floods Mitchell Hall

Mitchell Hall flooded Sunday afternoon. Michelle Rattinger | Photo editor

This post was written by Hatchet Staff writer Samantha Stone

A pipe burst in the HVAC room of Mitchell Hall’s seventh floor just before 1 p.m. Sunday, causing serious flooding.

Water spread down the hallway, flooding at least one student’s room. This is the second time in about a year that the seventh floor has flooded.

One resident from the seventh floor, freshman Elie Litvin, said he called University Police after walking outside and seeing the extent of the water outside his door.

“I just moved in [to Mitchell] from the Vern last week and this was how I was welcomed,” Litvin said, noting that water didn’t go into his room but was gathering outside his door.

Another resident of the seventh floor, sophomore Jordan Meehan said that he found out about the flood after his friend discovered it on her way to the laundry room.

“[The flooding] wasn’t here 20 minutes ago when I came back,” Meehan said of the speed and extent of the flooding.  Meehan said that UPD was working on shutting the water off. UPD officers in Mitchell declined to comment on the damage.

The flood leaked down to the third floor of the building, filling the floors and elevator with water.

Sophomore Caldwell Butler, a third floor resident, said he found out about the flood from a friend outside the building. “I rushed back to check my stuff and make sure nothing was ruined,” Butler said.

None of Butler’s things were damaged, but he said he planned to remove his more valuable items from his room to ensure their safety.

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