15
December
2009
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12:00 AM
America/New_York

Columbus campus power outage; some buildings closed Thursday

The Ohio State University Columbus campus experienced a power outage when construction crews accidentally severed a power line late Wednesday (12/16) afternoon. Twenty six buildings on the north side of campus were affected. These buildings are expected to be out of power for at least 24 hours as work crews make repairs to affected circuits.

The University will remain open for business as usual, but employees in affected buildings who are not deemed essential in emergency situations are being asked to stay home.

The Ohio State University Medical Center and other essential services — such as public safety offices — also will remain open.

Traffic lights may be impacted on Woodruff Avenue and surrounding areas. Motorists are encouraged to be patient and follow directions of traffic officers. If officers are not present, motorists should treat non-working stop lights as four-way stops.

Facilities impacted are:
Bolz
Caldwell
Central Classroom
Central Services
Converse Hall
Fisher College of Business, including:
Fisher
Mason
Schoenbaum
Pfahl
The Blackwell
Gerlach
Fontana
French Field House
Hitchcock
Ice Rink
Journalism
Knowlton
Koffolt
McPherson
McQuigg
Ohio Stadium
Ramseyer
St. John Arena
Scott Lab
Tuttle Park – gates are up and the garage is open, but retail offices (Uniprint and Buck-I-Mart) are closed
Women's Field House

The University will update the campus community about this power outage during the day on Thursday (12/17).