Natural gas leak contained near Yuengling Center, REC

While the leak has been contained, the university has advised students to stay at least 500 feet away from the area, according to an Emergency Advisory notice. ORACLE PHOTO/JUSTIN SEECHARAN

Those on campus have been instructed to stay inside due to a natural gas leak near the area of the Recreation Center and the Yuengling Center, according to a USF Emergency Advisory notice released at 8:28 p.m.  

The notice stated that emergency personnel are responding to the scene and instructed people to remain indoors and avoid the area until further communication on the matter is provided. 

A follow-up alert sent at 8:45 p.m. stated that the leak was contained, but those on campus should stay at least 500 feet away from the area.

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