Evacuation order ended at UQAM after gas leak forces students out

The Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) downtown campus is seen Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Students have been allowed to re-enter after several areas of Montreal university UQAM were evacuated due to a gas leak early Thursday afternoon. 

Initially, the Mode, J.-A.-DeSève, Saint-Denis, Judith-Jasmin Annexe and Design Annexe pavillions, as well as the Sports Centre and the Centre Pierre-Péladeau were evacuated "until further notice." 

The university first made the announcement at 12:55 p.m.

By 2 p.m., students and staff were allowed to re-enter the school. 


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