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Power restored at USC after outage forces class cancellations

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

University of South Carolina officials say power has been restored to the campus after an outage Friday forced classes to be canceled.

The University sent an alert Friday morning to notify students of the issue:

"Early this morning, a power outage occurred on campus. Due to continued power outages and impact from the outage, all classes have been canceled on the Columbia campus for the remainder of today (July 12). Faculty and staff working in affected buildings should not report to work and are asked to contact their immediate supervisor for modifications to work schedule.

The general impact area is east of Assembly Street, west of Harden Street, north of Blossom Street, and south of Gervais Street -- with the exception of the Graduate Science Research Center and Sumwalt.

Affected buildings:

1700 Block of College St
BA Building
Barnwell
Byrnes
Calcott
Capstone
Coker
Columbia Hall
Gambrell
Hamilton
Hollings
Honors
Buildings on the Horseshoe
Humanities classroom
Jones Physical Science
Longstreet theater
Russell House
Spigner House
Sloan
Thomson Student Health Center
Thornwell
Osborne
Wardlaw

Phone voice service may also be interrupted in the affected buildings.

The following buildings are not affected:

1728 College
1714 College
814 Henderson
816 Henderson
1716 College
1718 College
McMaster College
Kirkland Apartments
Taylor House
National Advocacy Center

University of South Carolina emergency personnel and SC Electric and Gas workers are on the scene and quickly working to resolve the situation. University Technology Services is also working to restore any computer servers that may have been affected by the outage.

Power will be restored to affected buildings and systems brought back online throughout the day."

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