Severe wind causes series of blackouts in campus housing

By Northern Star staff

NIU experienced a series of blackouts Friday due to 70 mph winds.

All the problems were due to high winds, said NIU Spokesperson Joe King. Repairs and maintenance had to be done by ComEd, King said.

Northern View Community had no power for approximately 12 hours and was offered alternate housing. Only 6-10 people took up that offer, King said.

King said he was not aware of any significant wind damage to any buildings.

All outages in the DeKalb area, including NIU, were back up by 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a ComEd representative.