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Section of Mississippi Street closed due to water main break

Date posted: August 30, 2016 - 9:25am

A section of Mississippi Street across from the Spencer Art Museum has been closed to repair a water main break. The closure will likely last all of today and perhaps continue into Wednesday.

Individuals parked in Lot 91 will need to turn right (heading south) when they exit the driveway behind the Spencer.

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Police or Fire/Medical: Call 911

Public Safety Office:  (785) 864-5900

Watkins Health Services:  (785) 864-9500

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Urgent care is an injury or illness that is not life threatening but requires immediate care. Contact Watkins Health Services at Watkins Memorial Health Center for on-campus urgent care services. 

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