USD Coyote Village to Reopen Thursday
by Associated Press
January 23, 2013 4:24 PM
The University of South Dakota says a student dormitory that has been closed since Monday night when a water pipe break in frigid temperatures forced an evacuation will reopen Thursday morning.
USD is offering a third night of hotel rooms to nearly 500 Coyote Village students on Wednesday.
The pipe that broke is over an electrical room, and crews had to make repairs to the damaged electrical components. Power and water are now restored.
About 280 students spent Tuesday night at three local hotels, and the school had 75 pizzas delivered to the students. USD is operating a shuttle service for students to transport students from their hotels to various campus locations.
The break is being attributed to a frozen water line due to extreme temperatures.