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Parts of flooded UB building still off limits

Parts of a large academic building on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo continue to be closed as a result of flooding from earlier this week.

University officials relocated several classes in Clemens Halls for Thursday and Friday to other buildings or to other classrooms inside Clemens that were not affected by the flooding.

Floors one through four were most impacted, with most of the damage on the south side of the building. Floors five through eight were not affected.

The leak was caused by a valve failure on a chilled water line feeding a wall-hung fan coil unit. It was discovered at about 7:30 p.m. Monday. Cleanup crews continued efforts Tuesday and Wednesday to dry out the building.

About 3,000 students in 119 classes and class sections were affected by the Tuesday shut down of Clemens, where the English department and the Asian studies program primarily have classes.

UB created a list of classes temporarily relocated at

University officials are advising anyone who needs to get into the building to use the north stairwell and avoid taking elevators. UB Police are providing building security and will deny entry to anyone who does not need access.

Classes are expected to resume in their normal classrooms in Clemens on Monday.

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