Campus buildings experience power issues

Graphic by Matthew Enfinger. 

Matthew Enfinger

{{tncms-inline content=”<p>Kathryn Twinning, associate vice-presidents for facilities, said power has been restored to all affected areas on the Georgia Southern University- Statesboro campus. </p> <p>"All classes and labs continue to be held in the Biological Sciences Building," Wise said in an email. </p> <p>Twinning said Georgia Power remains on site to troubleshoot problems.</p> <p>There still remains a possibility that some or all of the previously affected locations could lose power again in the form of power "bumps" or full outages while Georgia Power searches for the root cause of the power loss, Twinning said.</p> <p>The University encourages students and faculty to frequently save any work on computers to avoid potential loss if the campus experiences any additional outages.  </p> <hr />” id=”9759aec8-d662-4a37-bc86-92537001d5b3″ style-type=”update” title=”Update” type=”relcontent”}}

Georgia Southern University’s campus is experiencing power issues affecting the Biological Sciences Building, the RAC and the Facilities buildings along Register road this morning.

According to a tweet by the GS Campus, Recreation and Intramurals, the RAC is in “limited use” and that Group Fit classes are canceled until further notice.

{{tncms-inline account=”CRI (The RAC)” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The RAC has been impacted by power issues this morning and is, for the immediate future, limited in use. Our free weights, machine weights, and a few basketball courts are OPEN. Group Fit classes are canceled until further notice. Check back here for updates.</p>— CRI (The RAC) (@GSUCampusRec) <a href="https://twitter.com/GSUCampusRec/status/956517859361992704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 25, 2018</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/GSUCampusRec/status/956517859361992704″ type=”twitter”}}

It is currently unknown if any classes in the Biological Sciences building will be cancelled or postponed but power outages have impacted students. 

{{tncms-inline account=”Shalyn! :)” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Welp sitting at the biological sciences building trying to get some things done for class.. computer says low battery, I plug it in. Two mins later the power goes out… wth Georgia Southern</p>— Shalyn! 🙂 (@ShalynM) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShalynM/status/935210375192170497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 27, 2017</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/ShalynM/status/935210375192170497″ type=”twitter”}}

Although it is unclear when power will be fully restored to the buildings on campus, Communications Director Jennifer Wise said that Georgia Power is working to solve the problem.

“Georgia Power has re-energized the lines and we will have more information once the buildings have been checked,” Wise said. 

More information will be provided as it becomes available.