ELON, N.C. -- A gaping hole is why dozens of Elon University students have been spending close to a month living in a motel. The ceiling of one of the breezeways at The Crest apartments had sections of concrete fall down.
No one was injured, but the students who lived there had to be evacuated. The director of inspections for Alamance County says no one will be allowed back in until the components to support the ceiling are fixed.
"Well because the walls, those tresses are attached to hold up the second and third floors of that apartment building. We want to make sure the walls are sound before we let anyone back in there," says Robert Key, director of county inspections.
Students have the option of relocating to an on campus bed that is available or to move to the off campus apartment location the Crest Owners are the midst of securing.