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More flooding issues reported at UM

Posted at 11:33 AM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 14:26:23-05
UM Flooding
Flooding is reported in two more buildings on the UM campus. (Connor McCauley/MTN News photo)


MISSOULA – No flooding has been found in the Chemistry Building on the University of Montana campus. However, there is some flooding in the Lomasson Center.

(first report)

MISSOULA – The University of Montana is looking into reports of flooding in a pair of buildings on campus.

MTN News has received reports that flooding has also occurred in the Chemistry Building and the Lomasson Center. A UM spokesperson said on Monday morning that they are looking into those reports.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

The Mansfield Library suffered flooding on all floors on Sunday and remains closed as cleanup continues.

UM stated in a social media post on Sunday that the damage to the library collections appears to be minimal and that flooding in the Mansfield Center on the fourth floor is the most significant.

“The University’s procedure after flooding or significant water damage is to conduct tests to ensure there are no hazards. As a result, the library will remain closed at least through Tuesday afternoon. We will send additional updates as they are available,” the post read.

Library employees — including students — are being asked to check with their direct supervisors for specific instructions about work arrangements.