The University of South Dakota is offering a third night of hotel rooms to nearly 500 students displaced after a water pipe break in frigid temperatures forced the evacuation of their dormitory.
Though crews had cleaned up the water from the Monday night rupture in Coyote Village, power still needs to be restored to the dorm. The pipe that broke is over an electrical room, and crews are continuing to make repairs to the damaged electrical components.
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.
School officials say the dorm should re-open Thursday.
The break is being attributed to a frozen water line due to extreme temperatures.
From South Dakota Associated Press