- Associated Press - Monday, February 16, 2015

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Morning classes were canceled because of the cold at the State University College at Cortland, but nearly 200 students had to brave subzero pre-dawn temperatures anyway when a frozen pipe burst and flooded their dorm.

A college spokesman says the pipe burst around 6:30 a.m. Monday on the top floor of an eight-story residence hall at the central New York campus. Students were evacuated into temperatures of 6 below zero.

Spokesman Frederic Pierce says water flooded hallways, stairwells, elevator shafts and some dorm rooms.

He said the students quickly entered adjacent residence halls to get out of the cold and will be housed in other dorms while water damage is assessed.

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