After 30 hours, power outage in University Village in Albany resolved

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A power outage in University Village in Albany that began Saturday was resolved about noon Monday.

The outage lasted about 30 hours and primarily affected the western portion of the village, according to UC Berkeley spokesperson Adam Ratliff. Ratliff said in an email that charging stations were provided to residents for electronics and that no residents were relocated.

Residents had functioning heat, water and stoves during the outage, Ratliff added.

According to the UC Berkeley University Village Facebook page, the outage was caused by a short in an underground power line. Residents of University Village took to the Facebook page Sunday and Monday to share updates and complaints.

Several residents also said in the page that power outages in University Village occur frequently.

“UC Berkeley should fix this issue and not (wait) for the next rainy day to just maintain the damage,” said UC Berkeley doctoral student Ioannis Konstantakopoulos in a Facebook comment on the page. “Just please consider our problems (and) think of being a student.”

University Village, established in 1956, offers a total of 974 apartments for campus students who have families.

“We apologize to our residents for any inconvenience this outage may have caused,” Ratliff said in his email.

Contact Sakura Cannestra at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @SakuCannestra.

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