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Power outage affects Bryan Center, Perkins

Facilities Management employees work to restore power to the West Union and Flowers buildings early Friday. The outage, which occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday, affected several campus buildings.
Facilities Management employees work to restore power to the West Union and Flowers buildings early Friday. The outage, which occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday, affected several campus buildings.

Several campus locations lost power late Thursday night. The cause of the outage was still unclear as The Chronicle went to press around 4 a.m. Friday.

The outage occurred just after 10 p.m. Thursday. The Bryan Center, Parking Garage I, Perkins Library and the West Union and Flowers buildings were reportedly among the affected locations. The lack of power was reported from scattered sites across campus and therefore could not officially be declared a power outage, Duke Police said Thursday.

Aurel Selezeanu, assistant director for electrical utilities, was among the team of staff from Facilities Management working to solve the problem. Selezeanu declined to comment early Friday morning about the cause of the outage or the situation’s status at the time.

Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said at 10:25 p.m. Thursday that he had not received any information about the outage.

Students in Perkins Library reported outages on the third floor and in von der Heyden Pavilion, but noted that power was restored by about 11:30 p.m.

It is unclear whether other areas of campus were affected, and Facilities Management officials could not be reached for comment early Friday morning.

The Flowers building, where The Chronicle’s office is located, experienced the power outage until 3 a.m. The adjacent West Union building had power restored by about 1 a.m., the on-duty DukeCard Office operator said.

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