The WMU Department of Public Safety has reopened traffic along Howard Street and Knollwood Avenue on WMU’s main campus this morning, after workers with Consumers Energy closed a gas line leak outside of the Western View Apartment complex.
According to officials with campus police, construction crews working on the site of the new apartment complex struck a natural gas line at 8:19 a.m., leading to the closures of those two roads. Officers with the campus police allowed traffic to resume around 10:30 a.m.
“The incident wasn’t anything major,” said officer Matthew Page. “The construction crews struck one of the lines this morning. Consumers Energy pinched off the line and we reopened traffic.”
While the disruption the rupture caused to commuters on their to campus appears to have been lifted, those taking the bus may find themselves still facing delays. WMU’s Bronco Transit service has altered its routes for the day, removing stops at Western View and Miller Auditorium. Transit officials currently plan on leaving the route alterations in effect for the rest of the day, a company representative said.