Power restored to city, UC Berkeley cancels classes for 3rd day

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UC Berkeley officials have canceled classes for Friday, according to a campuswide email sent Thursday afternoon, making this the third day in a row that campus classes have been canceled. 

Buildings on campus will remain locked, and faculty and staff are advised to stay away from central campus, according to the email sent by Marc Fisher, vice chancellor for administration. The email also said the limited Saturday classes offered by campus are expected to resume this Saturday. 

City officials received reports that power was restored to impacted parts of Berkeley at 5 p.m., according to an Alameda County Nixle alert, though PG&E has not confirmed a total restoration. The red flag warning for wildfire danger was also lifted at 5 p.m. 

Resuming classes will depend on PG&E restoring power from three substation locations that are separate from the city of Berkeley, as well as the campus completing a process of reconnecting to PG&E power. 

Check back for updates.

Amanda Bradford is the university news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @amandabrad_uc.