Power restored to south campus after flooding causes electrical shutdown

Jan 7, 2014 1:40 PM

The California State University, Chico has confirmed power was restored to all south campus buildings, with the exception of Langdon Hall, last night after flooding in the basement of Langdon Hall forced campus officials to cut power as a safety precaution.

Sarah Langford, a public affairs representative with the university, stated power was restored around 8 p.m. Monday evening after officials cut power to 25 south campus buildings around 10:30 a.m. yesterday morning. The shutdown was originally scheduled to last until 3 p.m. but officials pushed back the timeline late yesterday afternoon. Power was shortly cut to the parking structure across the street from Langdon Hall for approximately one hour this morning as an additional precaution.

Langford indicated a company is currently dehumidifying the basement of Langdon Hall and additional facility staff have been called in to determine the cause of the flooding which remains unknown at this time.

Approximately 957 Chico State students officially started intercession yesterday, but Langford stated roughly 60 percent of those students are taking courses online. Only one class was in Langdon Hall at the time of the shutdown and they have since been relocated to another classroom on campus.


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