Pipe break shuts Rutgers-Camden dining hall

Posted: January 11, 2014

CAMDEN The dining hall at the Rutgers-Camden campus was closed midday Wednesday after a water pipe broke, campus officials said.

A water sprinkler pipe broke and caused small "nuisance flooding" contained primarily to the kitchen area, Rutgers-Camden spokesman Mike Sepanic said.

By late afternoon, the pipe had been capped and cleanup had begun. The school hopes to reopen the dining hall sometime Thursday, Sepanic said.

The pipe break shouldn't affect the building structurally, Sepanic said, and the rest of the Campus Center building remains open, including the Starbucks and The Corner convenience store.

Sepanic also noted the availability of other nearby options, including a cafe inside the law school's building and stores across Cooper Street.

Most students at Rutgers-Camden do not live on campus, and the spring semester has not yet begun. The law school began its new semester this week, Sepanic said, and some undergraduate students remain on campus for winter session.

The dining hall is normally open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during winter session.

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