Sub-freezing temperatures lead to problems at some UT buildings

Sub-freezing temperatures lead to problems at some UT buildings


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Crews at the University of Tennessee have been working around the clock since Sunday to manage a number of building problems caused by the record low temperatures.

Plumbing and heating problems are being addressed in seven academic buildings including the Art and Architecture Building, Bailey Education Complex, Dougherty Engineering, and the Food Science and Technology Building.

The isolated problems have not required reassignment of classrooms and no buildings have been closed.

Officials say workers have helped minimize damage caused by burst pipes, but it's too early to estimate the overall damage.

Crews have also been able to address intermittent problems in several residence halls without relocating students. Workers are addressing water line, plumbing and heating problems at South Carrick Hall, Massey Hall, Morrill Hall, Volunteer Hall, Hess Hall and Reese Hall.

Electrical problems have also impacted Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Tau Omega. A leak was reported Thursday morning at Phi Kappa Psi.

UT Housing has offered temporary rooms to the residents of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Tau Omega fraternities. Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority is also dealing with water damage from the bursting of the house's sprinkler pipes.

Freezing temperatures have caused pipes to burst  at Regal Soccer Stadium, Neyland Stadium and Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. THe process of replacing the burst sprinkler heads and water heads underway. Officials say most of the damage to Neyland Stadium is carpet-related. There is no serious damage to any of the sports facilities.

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