Update: Saturday, Oct. 29, 5:13 a.m.

The Office of Public Safety has notified the campus community that power has been restored.

Update: Friday, Oct. 28, 9:25 p.m.

This information was sent to the campus community by email. Crews from MetEd, the College’s power supplier, continue working to restore power to campus. The restoration involves replacing two off-campus poles damaged today as the result of a fallen tree limb and restringing the high-voltage wires that were displaced. It is expected that power will be restored by 6 a.m. tomorrow.

More information will be shared by email and on the College’s web site (https://news.lafayette.edu/2016/10/28/bulletin-power-outage-affects-campus-friday-oct-28/) as it becomes available.

Update: Friday, Oct. 28, 3:49 p.m.

This information was sent to the campus community by email. Based on information the College has received from its power supplier, it is believed that power will be restored to campus before midnight tonight. Plans and systems are in place to maintain essential campus operations, including safety and security.

Please note the following:

— Students living in residence halls that are without power may use their room key to unlock the building’s exterior door.
— Dining service will restricted to Marquis Hall this evening. Dining hours will be 4:30-9 p.m. After dining hours, the facility will remain open for student use.
— Skillman Library will be open until 5 p.m. Kamine Gym and the fitness center will be open until 5:30 p.m. Treadmills will not be available for use.
— The College’s administrative offices are closed effective 3 p.m. Essential employees remain at their positions.
— Some campus facilities are not affected by the outage. These include the Williams Arts Campus and the Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex.

More information will be shared by email and on the College’s web site (https://news.lafayette.edu/2016/10/28/bulletin-power-outage-affects-campus-friday-oct-28/) as it becomes available.

Update: Friday, Oct. 28, 1:35 p.m.

Vice President Jim Krivoski sent an email to the campus community with this information. Preliminary information indicates that the outage was caused by downed power lines off campus. Reports indicate that the outage is affecting areas beyond campus, including parts of Easton, Palmer Township, and Forks Township. The College is working with its power supplier, MetEd, to gather information and restore power to campus. More information will be shared by email and on the College’s web site (https://news.lafayette.edu/2016/10/28/bulletin-power-outage-affects-campus-friday-oct-28/) as it becomes available.

Bulletin: Friday, Oct. 28, 12:35 p.m.

The Office of Public Safety notified the campus at 12:30 p.m. via the Omnilert Emergency Alert Service that a power outage is affecting the campus. The College is working to restore power. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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