Turkey vulture causes Cuesta College power outage

acornejo@thetribunenews.comOctober 25, 2012 

A bird's-eye view of Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.

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UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: Power has been restored to parts of Cuesta College following the campus-wide outage.

Spokesman Jay Thompson said that full power is expected by 8 p.m. Campus email and My Cuesta, the online student portal, should be back up by midnight, he said.

Classes will be held as normal on Friday, said Thompson.

He added that the cause of the outage was a turkey vulture that landed on a power line.

Original story: A power outage at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo has led to evening classes being canceled.

Power went out at 3:30 p.m. in parts of campus. At 4:30 p.m. power to the entire campus was shut down to do repairs by PG&E, said campus spokesman Jay Thompson. The cause of the outage is not yet known.

Campus police are alerting students driving onto campus that classes are canceled for the rest of the day and will resume tomorrow.

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