Texas Southern University campus closed due to mechanical issue


HOUSTON – Texas Southern University was closed Monday due to a mechanical issue at its Central Plant, the school said.

The school plans to reopen Tuesday.

Classes were canceled and the campus was closed at 10 a.m. after a chiller went down, which caused the air conditioning to go out across campus with the exception of dorms, the university said in a news release.

Maintenance crews were on-site working to resolve the issue, which they said was repaired around 5 p.m.

Students who live on campus were being asked to return to their housing units. Off-campus students were asked to leave, the release said.

Classes and university activities will resume as normal Tuesday.

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