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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Mark Twain residence hall loses power for two hours

Mark Twain Residence Hall lost power for about two hours last night.

Power went out at 11:57 p.m. and resumed function at 1:56 a.m. The issue was related to a problem with the neighboring power plant.

“It was an electric fault that occurred in a high voltage switch,” Campus Facilities spokeswoman Karlan Seville said.

Campus Facilities Energy Management staff responded to the problem.

“We have staff on the schedule 24 hours a day because they operate the power plant, so they know whenever there’s an outage,” Seville said. “They call in the right people to fix the job.”

The standard procedure during power outages is for the energy management’s team to contact Residential Life and Campus Dining Service, Seville said. It is then their job to notify contact students, if necessary.

Seville said power outages are rare on campus.

“We have a very good system in place,” she said. “We really don’t lose power very often on campus.”

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