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Power, Heat Back on at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It took about two hours to determine the cause and repair what was described as a “major power outage” that impacted several buildings on the campus of Youngstown State University this morning.

The power was restored to all affected buildings at about 11:20 today. It was caused by “the failure of an electrical feeder line,” YSU said.

An alert was sent to students at 9:55, reporting the power failure affected “several buildings.” The outage occurred about 9:15.

In announcing the power was back on, Ron Cole, university spokesman, said that the outage impacted “nearly a dozen buildings.”

Among them were DeBartolo Hall, the Lincoln Building, Williamson Hall and Cushwa Hall. In addition, some flooding occurred in the Sedor and Ward Beecher buildings .

Emergency lighting was available inside the buildings and some teachers continue to conduct classes. But many classes were canceled and students milled about waiting for the next advisory.

Said one student, “Everyone is freezing – there’s no power. We want Tressel to cancel classes.”

He did not. And, on one of the coldest days of 2015, power and heat was restored, and YSU teachers and students returned to class.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.