• Cal U closed Thursday due to power outage

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    CALIFORNIA, Pa. - Classes were canceled at California University of Pennsylvania Thursday due to a power outage that's impacting roughly two-thirds of campus.

    According to a post on the university’s website, the university is closed. Modified health and dining services are available.

    Vulcan Flyer shuttles are operating on a normal schedule.

    A warming station has been set up at the Convocation Center, the post said.

    According to West Penn Power, an issue with the university’s electrical equipment led to the outage.

    “I was on my computer working on some classwork and everything went out,” Benjamin Eirkson, a senior at Cal U, said. “The only thing that was on was the hall, and we were wondering when it was ever going to come back on.”

    About 1,000 students live in residence halls, which are still comfortable in terms of temperature, a university spokesperson said. Students can go to the warming center if they'd like.

    Emergency generators are in place in some facilities.


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