Sewer blockage temporarily shuts down MSUM building — 'air scrubbers to clean the air'
Lommen Hall is part of the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus.
MOORHEAD — Lommen Hall on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus was shut down for a day due to a sewer blockage in the basement.
The building at 1213 6th Ave. S. was closed early Monday, Feb. 27, with classes and staff directed to work remotely. The early childhood education center in the building was also closed for the day.
"A frozen blockage was found in the sanitary pipes under the campus mall, and after the blockage was removed, the lines were flushed and cleared," said MSUM spokeswoman Kristi Monson. "ServPro is assisting with cleanup in the basement and has set up air scrubbers to clean the air. "
In initial communications, the school said the closure could last through the week, but by Monday evening, the campus community was notified that the building and its Early Education Center will reopen Tuesday, except for the basement. Classes held in Lommen 03, 04 or 05 will either be rescheduled to other buildings or be held online.
Students unsure of the status of their classes were told to check D2L or watch for communication from their instructors.