BUFFALO, N.Y. — Crews at SUNY Buffalo State are working to fix a water main break that shut down the campus' student union Monday.
Early Monday morning, students were notified of an overnight water main break that led to the closure of the Campbell Student Union, including the campus' food services.
While officials couldn't find a solution to serve students breakfast, lunch and dinner were provided at the Houston Gym.
Dr. Timothy W. Gordon, vice president for Student Affairs, told the school's student-run newspaper, The Record, that the break was caused by "the rupture of a pipe beneath the steam tunnel" near the building's loading dock.
“We do not have any definitive information about what caused the break to occur, but in most cases, the winter freezing and thawing cycle and the age of the pipes can be related to water main issues,” Gordon said.
Contractors expect to repair the water main break in time for the building to reopen on Tuesday.