Power system explosion, central campus evacuated

Update Tuesday morning: Details are being posted on the campus NewsCenter

Update 8:45 p.m.
There was one student with reportedly minor injuries due to the explosion who has been transported for medical attention. Two to three other people of unknown affiliation were also impacted, but declined medical aid. People should stay away from central campus until further notice.

Campus officials are monitoring the situation. Check back for updates about classes tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 1)

Update:  8:12 p.m.
Email has been restored and other systems are coming online.  The current status of campus systems is available at systemstatus.berkeley.edu.

Update 7:27 p.m.
The power outage and explosion were due to a power system failure. All are asked to leave the main campus area immediately. For updates call 800-705-9998.

The campus is experiencing a power outage.  All classes this evening are cancelled.  Lab operations should be safely shut down and people should leave the building.  At this time, most major IT services (bspace, bconnected, etc.) are offline. When power returns, these systems will gradually come online. More information will be posted at this location.  For ongoing updates, please call 1-800-705-9998 throughout the evening.

 

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