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Burst Pipe Causes Flooding at Washington State University

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A burst water pipe in the IT building on the Washington State University campus caused major disruptions of computer service. A burst water pipe in the IT building on the Washington State University campus caused major disruptions of computer service.

PULLMAN, WA - A burst water pipe in the IT building on the Washington State University campus caused major disruptions of computer service.
    
The burst pipe on Wednesday morning caused flooding that damaged a significant number of computer servers housed in the lower level of the building.
    
The university says the flooding occurred because recent cold temperatures damaged the building's water pipes, which released a torrent of water as temperatures increased.
    
The disruptions included an outage of the university's main website; the loss of online access to the student information system, loss of access to some online exams; and interruptions to wi-fi service in some dormitories.
    
The school says technicians are working to restore access to WSU online services.

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