PULLMAN — A burst water pipe in the IT building on the Washington State University campus caused major disruptions of computer service.
The burst pipe on Wednesday morning caused flooding that damaged a significant number of computer servers housed in the lower level of the building.
The university says the flooding occurred because recent cold temperatures damaged the building’s water pipes, which released a torrent of water as the temperature rose.
The disruptions included an outage of the university’s main website; the loss of online access to the student information system and loss of access to some online exams; and interruptions to wi-fi service in some dormitories.
The school says technicians are working to restore access to WSU online services.