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Power outage cancels classes at N.C. State

Posted September 15, 2008

— Classes were canceled Monday evening as the N.C. State campus in Raleigh dealt with a power outage.

According to a spokesman, a short in a cable splice on campus was at fault.

Alarms sounded just after 5:15 p.m. and power went out in multiple campus facilities, including the library.

The Centennial Campus and the Veterinary school were the only areas with power until 9:15 p.m. when all electricity was restored.


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  • Funky Neighbor LEE Sep 16, 2008

    They were too busy paying for Mary Easley's new raise to pay their power bill.

  • enoughsenough Sep 16, 2008

    I wonder how people were educated before electricity?

  • fkhaywood Sep 15, 2008

    No wonder, I worked temporarily with NCSU a few years back. They are still using parts of a system designed and installed back in the late 1960's, when I was student there. I am an electrical engineer and worked with them when they replaced the old substation nea Bragaw dorm with a new and much larger substation beyond Sullivan Dorm. They continued to use the old swithgear that was still located near Bragaw.

  • S82R Sep 15, 2008

    Would have been better (for me anyway) if it had happened tomorrow or Wednesday evening.... :)

    Guess I better get that project done after all....

  • chivegas Sep 15, 2008

    Yeah I noticed WKNC was out on my way home from work. I guess it takes too much power to backup a transmission tower. (WKNC is NC State's radio station and broadcasts from the top of the DH Hill Library)