Crews respond to gas leak on Notre Dame campus

Author: Dennis Brown

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Update: As of 5 p.m., the gas leak has been contained and there no longer are access restrictions in the area.

Emergency crews responded to a gas leak this afternoon (Oct. 22) on the University of Notre Dame campus. The leak, which was detected at approximately 1:55 p.m., occurred at the north end of DeBartolo Quad in a 2-inch line.

Notre Dame police and fire personnel are working with NIPSCO to resolve the situation. No campus buildings have been evacuated, but faculty, staff and students were encouraged to avoid the area.

The cause of the leak appears to be a tent stake that was driven into an unmarked gas line.

Updates on the situation are available at