Students and faculty were alerted Friday, Sept. 22 at 8:14 a.m. via SCSU’s Star Alert system that power is out at several locations on campus and that facilities are working to restore the outages. Another alert came at 8:24 am stating that 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. classes will be canceled today due to the power outages. The cause of the outages remains unknown.
Xcel Energy has crews working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible and reported that 1,928 customers are impacted by the outage, showing specifically the area impact being St. Cloud State University’s campus.
The University has stated they are continuing to work on the situation and will provide more updates to the public when information is available.
Update at 9:01 a.m.: Garvey Commons remains open for students.
Update: 9:14 a.m.: Classes at SCSU will resume at noon today.
Update at 1:48 p.m.: Facilities are experiencing boiler issues in the heating plant and as such, most buildings on campus are without hot water. Cold water is still available. Due to this issue, all Atwood Memorial Center retail dining venues will be closed for the remainder of the day.
The University Chronicle will update this article as more news is released.
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