Some campus buildings without power

Marc Fisher, vice chancellor for administration, sent the following message to the campus community on Thursday morning: 

As many of you are aware from the series of WarnMe messages this morning, the campus is currently experiencing a loss of power (including network and card-key access) in the following buildings, as of 11:30 a.m.:

  • Barrows Hall
  • Doe Library (including the stacks and Doe Annex)
  • Sproul Hall

The power outage, which was discovered early this morning, was unexpected and localized (i.e., not related to PG&E) and due to the failure of high voltage equipment serving one of the affected buildings. High voltage crews have been working to assess the impact, locate the source of the outage, and restore power.

Network access in several other buildings had been impacted by the outage, but has since been fully restored to those buildings. For the most up-to-date network and voice status please check the IT System Status website.

If you are a staff member who works in one of the affected buildings, you should continue to be in touch with your manager or supervisor or building manager about the status of power in your building and whether you should report to work on campus today.

We expect to return to normal operations by tomorrow.

We will continue to provide updates on Berkeley News. Thank you for your understanding.

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