Michigan Tech Was Closed On Friday for Electrical Repairs
Michigan Tech closed Friday afternoon (July 22), due to a power outage necessary to assess and repair a transformer problem in Daniell Heights.
There was a campus-wide power outage at approximately 4 a.m. Friday.
Facilities Management crews traced the outage to a fault in a transformer in Daniell Heights. Power was quickly restored to all University buildings except Daniell Heights, where it remained out as of late Friday morning.
The outage was required Friday afternoon to determine the damage to the transformer and to start repairs. A planned second outage will be necessary after repairs were completed, but it will shorter and will affect fewer buildings.
There were no life-threatening situations as a result of the outages. Residence Life worked with the residents of Daniell Heights providing any necessary food or medical services in the interim. Power was restored throughout the entire campus at 4:45 p.m. Friday.
For more information, contact Kerri Sleeman, executive director of Facilities Management, cell 906-370-6416.