JSU power outage shuts down campus | News
JACKSONVILLE, AL (WBRC)-
A power outage has shut down Jacksonville State University, on its first day back for faculty and staff after the Christmas holidays.
The school's provost, Dr. Becky Turner, tells Fox6 News the problem comes from a substation located behind the campus' Duncan maintanance building. The outage is apparently limited to the campus, leaving buildings without lighting and heat. It even shut down the school's phones and website.
An Alabama Power spokesperson says the problem has been identified as equipment failure, and says Alabama Power workers are joining JSU maintanance staff and a contractor in working on the substation. The malfunction apparently occured Monday night around 5:30.
Turner says she has spent a good part of Tuesday turning away students who came to get transcripts, meet with advisors or talk to a financial aid counselor. Students weren't due back until next week, which is also when registration is scheduled.
A few dormitory students who were on campus were temporarily relocated to the new apartments adjacent to Snow-Burgess Stadium. Those apartments still had power because they were fed by a different power source.
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