Classes cancelled, students face setbacks after flooding in the W.W. Clyde Building

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Individuals on campus gather together outside of the W.W. Clyde Building. The building was closed on Wednesday, Feb. 1 due to flooding. (Ryan Turner)
Individuals on campus gather outside of the W.W. Clyde Building on the BYU Campus. The building was closed on Wednesday, Feb. 1 due to flooding. (Ryan Turner)

Classes in the W. W. Clyde Engineering Building were cancelled Wednesday after a flooding incident occurred.

BYU Risk Management & Safety declined to specify what caused the flooding, but said in an online statement that the building would be closed for the remainder of the day.

The closure caused setbacks for students who study and work in the Clyde Building.

Riley Creer, a mechanical engineering student, felt like the closure would set him back in work and projects.

“I work in the Clyde, so I can’t go to work,” Creer said. “This week I’m supposed to manufacture parts, but the shop we use is in the Clyde.”

Fliers at the entrance of the Crabtree Building alert students to the flooding incident in the Clyde Building. (Saul Marquez)
Fliers at the entrance of the Crabtree Building alert students to the flooding incident in the Clyde Building. (Saul Marquez)

Chemical engineering student and senior Aaron Handy agreed the flooding would set him back in his own work.

“I live here more than I live at my house,” Handy said of the Clyde Building. “All my work, schoolwork, studying — everything I do is on the fourth floor. I hope they get it cleaned up quick.”

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