University News

Thayer struck by power outage

By
Senior Staff Writer
Monday, September 16, 2013

Students reported a power outage lasting from approximately 3 a.m. to 5:40 a.m. in several buildings both on and off campus Sunday.

After receiving several calls reporting the blackout, the Department of Facilities Management contacted National Grid to resolve the issue, wrote Marisa Quinn, vice president of public affairs and University relations, in an email to The Herald.

Representatives from National Grid were unavailable for comment regarding the scope of the outage.

“I was just about to fall asleep when we noticed the fan and everything had stopped,” said Grace High ’14, a resident of 315 Thayer St., one of the buildings affected by the outage. “When we woke up, the power was back on.”

The blackout disabled swipe access for students living in the building. “We could hear people yelling outside to be let in,” said Daniel Gutierrez-Jimenez ’14. “It’s a good thing we were still up.”

The residents of 315 Thayer St. reported no prior power outages this year.

No one from Facilities Management could be reached for contact.