Updated: Power Outage Forces USC to Cancel Classes


By Crandall Sims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- After initially cancelling classes for the morning hours, a power outage on the USC campus has forced officials to scrap all classes for the remainder for the day.

A University spokesperson says all faculty and staff working in affected buildings should not report to work and are instructed 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.

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

Here's a list of affected buildings from USC: 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, Osborne and Wardlaw.

Here's a list of buildings not affected by the outage from USC: 1728 College, 1714 College, 814 Henderson, 816 Henderson, 1716 College, 1718 College, McMaster College, Kirkland Apartments, Taylor House and the 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.

The spokesperson says University Technology Services is also working to restore any computer servers that may have been affected by the outage.

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