Downtown buildings occupied by Duke employees at 710 W. Main and 700 W. Main streets remain closed. Duke staff and faculty and other Duke community members are advised not to return to the area until further notice because the areas are part of the active explosion investigation. Managers are working with officials to collect personal property.
Nine Duke employees were injured in Wednesday’s explosion; the injuries are not life-threatening.
“We are deeply grateful to our firefighters, police officers and medical professionals for their bravery and skill,” said Duke University President Vincent E. Price. “I also want to acknowledge the countless Duke employees who worked tirelessly throughout the day to care for the injured and assist in the recovery efforts, and who truly demonstrated our deepest held values at a time of crisis.”
The following other updates are reported at this time:
• The Chesterfield and other Duke downtown buildings are open, and classes are being held.
• The route for the downtown shuttle run by Duke is modified and expect delays. The shuttle will not stop at Chesterfield but is picking up at the Imperial Building. Consult Duke TransLoc for real-time updates.
• Duke’s Personal Assistance Service and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to assist with emotional concerns. Employees can reach PAS at 919-416-1727; CAPS for students can be reached at 919-660-1000.
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