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Power Shortage

By Maxime Devillaz

The entire Post campus area blacked out for a short amount of time on Sunday, Sept. 14, sometime after 6 p.m. “It is generally caused by something happening to the utility system within a mile or so of the campus,” said William Kirker, the director of Facilities. “It could have been a tree branch coming down on power lines causing a brief interruption.” The power dip was brief enough not to cause any major problems. “What happens to the campus is that many systems will see the interruption and will [then] shut down and restart,” Kirker said. “Depending on the length of the interruption, it could also trigger generators to start. You could also see lights flicker.” The reason for what affected the utility system to turn off momentarily is still unclear.

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