Douglas and Grant North experience power outage

By MaryJo Kratochvil

Power outage hit two residence halls Wednesday.

Grant North’s power was reported to be out, said Dan Lingafelter on call Hall Director of Grant Towers.

“Grant North has a power outage and we have no idea why,” Lingafelter said. “They been working on it since 6:18 p.m.”

Around the same time, Douglas Hall also experienced a power outage said Whitley Gould supervisor at Lincoln/Douglas front Desk.

“All of Douglas went out about 6-6:30 p.m. we were told it was something to do with the West Heating Plant,” Gould said.

As of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the power was still out at both residence halls with no information on what caused the outages.

On-duty attendants at the residence halls said that Douglas’ power came back online around 8:40 p.m., while Grant North was back online around 10:30 p.m. The cause of the outages are unknown.