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WVU Tech Cancels Classes For Remainder of Week due to Train Derailment

Institute of Technology - West Virginia University

WVU Tech has canceled classes for the rest of the week  of Monday, February 17, and campus residents will be provided off-site accommodations.

The cancelation is due to a water intake closure following a train derailment along the Fayette-Kanawha county line which spilled crude oil into the Kanawha River,

Here is the full release:

WVU Tech Cancels Classes following Off-Campus Incident

WVU Tech cancels classes for remainder of week due to water intake closure, off-campus incident. Classes to resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015.

Since water service on campus is not expected to be restored for another 48 to 72 hours, classes will be cancelled for the remainder of this week. We plan to resume classes on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

With cooperation from CSX, Mountain State University and the University of Charleston, residential accommodations will be provided to WVU Tech on-campus students in residence hall facilities in Beckley and the Beckley Marriott Courtyard will be used as overflow space, if necessary. Buses will be on campus this afternoon to transport students to Beckley. Arrangements for food service have been made and University Police and Residence Life staff will be on site. WVU Tech residence hall policies and the student code of conduct will be in effect on the Beckley campus.

Residence halls on the Montgomery campus will close today at 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed until after water service on campus is restored