Archive for Friday, September 23, 2011

Power failure affects Internet, phone and TV service at KU

September 23, 2011, 3:07 p.m. Updated September 23, 2011, 5:07 p.m.


A power failure at Kansas University on Friday morning led to disruptions of Internet and telephone service in residence halls, as well as disruptions to cable television service.

Power has since been restored to Daisy Hill residence halls, but the lack of power at the Ellsworth Annex, home to several KU IT systems, continued to hinder some services.

KU Information Technology staff members ordered a generator to be delivered to the annex, and campus services were restored around 4:30 p.m.

Erin LaRow, a Westar Energy spokeswoman, said the power outage began around 8:45 a.m., and affected several KU residence halls. Power was restored to the residence halls around 11:15 a.m., but she said crews were still working to restore power to the annex. She said she didn't have an estimate on when power may be restored.

The outage was caused by an underground line that failed, but the cause of the failure is still unknown, LaRow said.


DillonBarnes 6 years, 5 months ago

How many hours has this been up!? No Westar comments!? Wow.

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