Update: Power restored to SUNY Cortland campus

Update 9:45 a.m. –

Officials say power has been restored to all buildings on the SUNY Cortland campus.

The following letter was sent to students, faculty and staff Tuesday morning:

Power has been fully restored on the SUNY Cortland campus. National Grid crews completed repairs to an electrical line feeding power to the College early this morning. Buildings appeared to be fully operational by the time offices opened and classes began. 

SUNY Cortland employees are now going building-to-building to inspect equipment and make sure everything is working properly. Anyone who notices a problem is urged to contact Facilities Operation and Services at extension 2100.

Since late Monday night, most of the campus had been operating on partial power, which limited the use of air conditioning and elevators. The problem was called when a falling tree damaged a line feeding electricity to campus.

Once again, we thank you for your patience.

On Tuesday – 

CORTLAND, N.Y. – SUNY Cortland continues to run on limited electrical power after an electrical feed to the campus was accidentally shut off at the Cortland Water Works property.

A utility pole fell and knocked out power to one of National Grid's electrical feeds to the campus Monday night, according to college spokesperson Fred Pierce.

No air conditioning or elevator service will be available in campus buildings for an indefinite period of time. No classes have been canceled and all offices remain open.

Crews from National Grid are expected to restore power to the campus Wednesday evening, Pierce said.


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