Dozens of students evacuated due to a strange odor

The students are now spending the night in the gymnasium

NORTH ADAMS, (WWLP) – In the Berkshire County community of North Adams, dozens of students had to be evacuated from a college dormitory.

On Saturday night, students at the Berkshire Towers dorm on the campus of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts reported a strange odor.

MCLA spokesperson Bernadette Alden told 22News the dorm was evacuated.

Hazmat crews and the regional poison control team were called, and several students who felt sick were taken to Berkshire Medical Center.

The students are now spending the night in the gymnasium.

Alden told 22News they still don’t know exactly what caused the strange smell.

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