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Problem at electric utility company causes power outage

| Friday, October 30, 2015

Early Friday morning, buildings across campus lost power due to a problem with electric utility company Indiana Michigan Power’s system, according to University spokesperson Dennis Brown. Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is a part of American Electric Power (AEP).

Students confirmed dorms on South Quad, North Quad, West Quad and God Quad, as well as Carroll Hall, were without power for approximately 15 minutes. Dorms on Mod Quad were unaffected by the power outage.

“I&M had a problem on their system and tripped Notre Dame off,” Brown said in an email. “It occurred at 12:40 a.m. and affected 16 feeders on our system, 15 of which were restored by 12:56 a.m.”

Brown said the remaining problems were resolved by 2:08 a.m.

“We had a minor problem with a control device and closed the remaining feeder at 2:08 a.m.,” he said.

This is the first power outage to affect campus this year.

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