Campuses plagued by flooding, power outages after record rainfall
Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, August 17, 2016
After historic rainfall hit South Bend late Monday night, Notre Dame faced a power outage to about ten percent of campus, according to the University Twitter account.
Power was restored to all of campus of 4:30 p.m., according to a Facebook post from the University, after personnel in the utilities department and the risk management and safety department pumped out flooded electrical vaults and dried electrical systems throughout buildings across campus.
Additionally, the University was able to reopen Holy Cross Drive, by the Grotto, which they had closed earlier that day, according to the post.
“Until the standing water on Saint Mary’s Drive subsides, it will remain closed. Notre Dame Security Police will closely monitor and open as soon as the road is safe,” the post said.
The University closed several campus buildings Tuesday, including Fitzpatrick Hall, Moreau Hall and Ave Maria Press, but campus safety expected to clear all of the buildings to reopen Wednesday morning, according to tweets from the University.