New locations for classes regularly taking place in the Wong building on Monday Feb.4th and Tuesday Feb. 5th have been released. Please click on the following link for new class locations:
We have made progress with mopping up and cleaning up after the flooding from the McTavish Reservoir that continued until 2 a.m. today. As a result, we are happy to report that Wilson Hall and the Birks and James Administration Buildings will reopen as normal (except for their basements and some floors) tomorrow morning.
Occupants of the first and second floors of the James Building will receive separate instructions, given the need for a more complete assessment of water damage and the need to continue drying operations.
The City of Montreal managed to stop the flow of water from the site of the original water main leak at 2 a.m. this morning. This means clean-up and work crews can now tackle the tasks that remain at the James Administration, Wong and Birks Buildings and Wilson Hall, as well as the areas outside these building that need to be cleaned up and made safe.
Classes normally held in Wong and Birks and Wilson Hall have been relocated, at least for this morning. Here is where you can find information about them:
As previously noted, morning classes in both the Birks Building and Wilson Hall will be relocated tomorrow, January 30th. Please click on the following links for new class locations:
Updates concerning afternoon classes will be posted here as they become available.
Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) met with the media earlier today to discuss the damage caused by the flooding that hit McGill campus yesterday and to look ahead at recovery efforts.
Interview in English:
Interview in French:
As we mop up from yesterday’s flooding on the downtown campus and deal with a continuing influx of water from a smaller water main leak that has yet to be sealed, there is some progress in getting the University back to normal.
Service Point and the Welcome Centre, located in the basement of the McLennan Library Building, will both open tomorrow, with reduced Wednesday hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Classes in the Birks Building and Wilson Hall have now been cancelled for the remainder of today, Tuesday January 29th.
Contrary to some media reports, the City of Montreal has told us that there is no second flood from a large water main under the corner of University St. and Pine Ave. There is, and has been since yesterday afternoon, a smaller leak from a second pipe near the site of the original break in the 48-inch water main that caused so much damage yesterday.
We continue to have water flowing on to the campus from this second leak, which is being joined on the roadway in front of the Wong and Rutherford buildings by water being pumped from flooded buildings.