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Outage hits dining hall, dorms

Observer staff report | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A power outage struck 18 campus facilities Tuesday afternoon, according to University spokesperson Dennis Brown.

The facilities lost power around 2:40 p.m.

“The areas affected were generally the South Quad and an area on the north end of campus,” Brown said. “The outage was a result of a boiler problem at the power plant, which required the load of two campus distribution feeders to be dropped.”

Power was fully restored by 3:10 p.m., Brown said.

South Dining Hall and Rockne Memorial were among the facilities reported near South Quad that were affected by the outage. A number of residence halls and academic buildings lost power during the half-hour outage as well.