Cal Poly experiencing partial power outage

Cal Poly’s Highland entrance.
Cal Poly’s Highland entrance. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Update, 2:30 p.m.

All but two buildings had power restored by 10 a.m., according to university spokesman Matt Lazier. The ASI Children’s Center is still without power, but expected to have it again by 6 p.m., Lazier said. However, “the trailer with the football program’s office could be off till tomorrow,” Lazier said.

Original story:

Cal Poly experienced a partial power outage Tuesday morning, the university said in a mass text message.

“Officials have determined the cause and anticipate power restoration to impacted areas within 1-2 hours,” the text said.

The outage started at about 8:40 a.m. and “originated with a switch involving the Children’s Center and Football offices near the stadium,” according to university spokesman Matt Lazier. “Power is being restored to affected areas as we speak.”

Lazier said some areas originally affected by the outage already have power restored, while others are expected in the next hour. Housing was not affected, Lazier said.

Cal Poly’s radio station, KCPR, is reportedly off the air due to the outage, according to a tweet from Thomas Morales, a broadcast engineer in Cal Poly’s journalism department. Morales said in another tweet that power was expected to be restored at about 11:30 a.m.

The university previously experienced a campus-wide power outage on Sunday.

This story will be updated.

Cal Poly students will soon move into a new $198 million student housing community. The 12-acre complex consists of seven three- to five-story buildings with 1,475 beds, a parking structure, large open spaces and more.

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