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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Utah (ABC4) – A cooling system breakdown at the University of Utah Hospital and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

All stems from a cooling pipe rupture this afternoon at one of the research buildings at the school of medicine that’s south of the hospital.

Several thousand gallons of water spewed into several rooms.

Hazmat crews were called in just in case it was more than water, but it wasn’t.

A water line broke at the University of Utah causing flooding. 

Salt Lake City’s Hazardous Materials team was called in to investigate the situation, said Paul Gadd with the University of Utah. 

“There’s a couple of rooms that are impacted. There’s several feet of water and so what the crews are working on right now is finding out a way to get rid of that water so they can repair the line and then get   services to this building back up to normal.” 

The rupture reduced air conditioning to the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Institute of Cancer. They have brought in fans and portable cooling units to keep patients comfortable. A university spokesperson tells Randall Carlisle that there is no danger to patients and the air conditioning should be back to normal shortly.

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