Power restored on Baylor's campus

Posted at 10:38 AM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 19:38:12-04

A portion of the Baylor campus was without power Tuesday morning, but crews fully restored by 2:30 p.m.

Officials at Baylor said a fuse blew out on the overhead power lines that run down 7th Street and about 20 of the buildings were affected by the outage.

Operations and facilities crews worked with an electrical contractor to replace the fuse by late morning.

Officials said facilities staff had to go from building building to reset each building's power. 

The outage affected an area from James Avenue to Waco Creek and from Fifth Street to Ninth Street.

Officials originally said the outage would be restored within 2 ½ to 3 hours.

Baylor said instructors should use their own judgment regarding their ability to offer effective instruction given their particular classroom circumstances. Instructors were also encouraged to notify students regarding these decisions as they are able.

Two dinning areas, Memorial Dining and the SUB restaurants, were closed until power was restored.

Buildings without power included Tidwell, Bobo Spiritual Life Center, Waco Hall (east and Roxy Grove Hall), Carroll Library, Carroll Science, Armstrong Browning Library, Burleson Quadrangle (Old Main, Burleson, Draper), Alexander Hall, Memorial Hall, Dawson Hall, Allen Hall, Memorial Dining, Collins Hall, Mary Gibbs Jones Family and Consumer Sciences Building, Stacy Riddle Forum, Harrington House, Harris House, Martin House, Eighth Street Parking Garage, Pat Neff Hall, Neill Morris Hall and Bill Daniel Student Center.

News Channel 25's Taylor Durden contributed to this story.

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