Campus experiences power outage in several buildings, outage continues in Sproul Hall

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A power outage occurred Tuesday morning that affected Barrows Hall, Sproul Hall and Wheeler Hall, as well as the voice and data services in several other buildings, according to campus real estate spokesperson Christine Shaff.

The outage was resolved by about 1 p.m. in every building with the exception of Sproul Hall as of press time, which campus is working to get up “as soon as they can,” according to Shaff. She said campus facilities workers are working to repair a fuse in a transformer that likely caused the outage.

Shaff said campus IST is working to restore the campus’s data and voice services, as well.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian said the outage was not related to PG&E’s equipment. 

As of about 4 p.m., Shaff said power had been reinstated in Wheeler Hall and Barrows Hall, but Sproul Hall was running on back up emergency power. She said it would be connected to a back up generator later Tuesday, which will provide all of its power.

Check back for updates. 

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