Power outage affects MU Campus

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, January 12 2015 Jan 12, 2015 Monday, January 12, 2015 4:14:00 PM CST January 12, 2015 in News
By: Haley Reed, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri campus experienced a brief power outage on Monday afternoon lasting about 30 minutes.

The power went out at 2:17 p.m. and was back on at about 2:50 p.m.

"We were just having our regular practice here at the Rec-Center, so we were playing teams, and playing against each other trying to improve our technique and improve our capability against other teams, and then all of a sudden the lights went out and it was completely pitch black," James Bohnett, MU Rec Center member said.

IT reported a campus-wide outage at the Columbia data centers.

MU confirmed there were "several outages" and the cause was an electrical short.

The photo above is from a classroom during the outage.

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