Campus under-pass blocked off due to falling glass

Earlier today, Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables blocked off the entrance located at the under-pass on the Waterloo campus.

According to Special Constable Services, a tile of glass on the roof of the under-pass was broken and had fallen onto the ground.

The glass broke as a result of an excess of heavy snow that was built up on the roof.

Photo by Safina Husein

Contractors have been called to fix the roof and are said to be arriving on location at some point this afternoon.

Special Constables will continue to block entrance at this location until the problem is fixed to ensure the safety of students and pedestrians as they are currently unsure if more glass will break.

Dan Graham, manager of facilities operations at Laurier, sent out a statement to all students at 1 p.m. this afternoon.

The main entrance to the University, Mid Campus Drive, at Hazel and University Avenues is currently closed. A large glass pane has broken and fallen onto the roadway. Facilities and Asset Management is onsite and in the process of coordinating repairs. A full assessment will be completed to ensure the integrity and safety of the remaining panes. The area has been secured to ensure everyone’s safety. Special Constables Services have staff on site to direct pedestrian and traffic flow. Please follow direction and posted signage. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience,” the statement read.


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