Several classes cancelled in wake of power outage

The University of Connecticut experienced a large power outage cancelling classes after 3:35 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The power outage affected the east part of campus and buildings including Monteith, Arjona and Oak Hall.

Traffic lights along Route 195 also were out, including outside of East Campus and the Storrs Congregational Church.

The lights flickered for a moment, then the hallway lights turned on. The outlets and the WiFi were out.

— Gregory Austin, fifth-semester PNB and German double major

Vraj Patel, a seventh-semester general studies major, was in class in Monteith where students were giving presentations when the power outage first occurred.

“[The power outage] forced students in the class to present without looking at the slides,” Patel said. “Especially since the classmates were supposed to provide grades on the slides, it made it difficult to judge it from a small laptop screen.”

Gregory Austin, a fifth-semester physiology & neurobiology and German double major, was waiting to attend his Eurotech class in Oak Hall when the outage occurred.

“The lights flickered for a moment, then the hallway lights turned on. The outlets and the WiFi were out,” Austin said. “I guess that means we’re not presenting my video project today.”

Non-essential employees in the affected buildings were released at 3:35 p.m., and classes were held as normally scheduled in buildings with power, according to a UConn Alert.

A full list of affected buildings can be found at http://alert.uconn.edu/

This story will be updated as more information is made public.


Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at ashley.anglisano@uconn.edu.

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