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MSU takes steps to avoid water damage during extreme cold

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Updated: 1/23 7:15 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Mississippi State University says it has drained water from fire suppression systems in seven dormitories to avoid a repeat of damage caused during a similar cold snap this month.

The extreme cold was blamed for causing water damage in three residence halls January 7.  Minor damage was reported in Oak and Magnolia halls, but significant damage affected approximately 120 students in Ruby Hall.

University officials say water was drained from pipes on the top floors of Oak, Magnolia, Ruby, Hurst, Griffin, North and Moseley halls.

Water remains in the fire suppression systems on the lower floors of those buildings.

Until the weather warms up, the seven dorms will be watched 24 hours a day as part of a heightened fire safety effort.

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