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Power outage resolved quickly

For a mere five minutes Wednesday the power was out in approximately 30 buildings, bringing the university into darkness, if only for a moment.

Buildings including the Student Union Memorial Center, Park Student Union, the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center and Hopi Residence Hall lost power at around 10:05 a.m.

Tucson Electric Power, which supplies the university with power, had some breaker issues that caused the power outage, according to Chris Kopach, associate director of facilities management.

“”We lost power due to a problem at TEP, they had a power bump,”” Kopach said. “”Shortly after that we got with TEP and we started restoring all the power to campus.””

This followed a lengthier power outage on March 10 that affected 13 buildings, including five residence halls, which was caused by water getting into some of the switching gear.

“”It was only for five minutes, so I didn’t hear of any major disruption to the campus community as a whole,”” Kopach said. “”We got an electric shop here … the guys just did a great job getting everything back up and running and really double checking everything.””

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