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|SUBJECT:||Memorial University power outage update|
|DATE:||March 2, 2012|
Attempts to restore power to the Memorial University residence complex on the St. Johns campus were unsuccessful. The affected cable failed again during a phased re-establishment of power to the line today, Friday, March 2. The problem now requires total replacement of the cable which may take 2-3 days.
Paton College: An emergency generator will provide power to the buildings in Paton College on a rotating basis. Students housed there will remain in their residence buildings.
Burtons Pond Apartments: Students in Burtons Pond Apartments are being relocated to accommodations in temporary dormitories being set up in the university Field House and gymnasium.
Baltimore Court: Students and their families living in the family residence of Baltimore Court are being relocated to Hillview Terrace Apartments on Torbay Road.
Food service: Arrangements are also being made to provide food service to students affected by the power outage.
Numbers of students affected by temporary relocation: 500
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Followup: Editors and producers please note the university will hold a media briefing on the issue later today. Details of that will be forthcoming shortly.
For further information, please call Mandy Cook, Marketing and Communications, communications co-ordinator, 709-864-2142, 687-9433 (cell).