Power restored to UT dorms Friday morning

Power restored to UT dorms Friday morning


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Officials at the University of Tennessee restored power to two on-campus dorms, two days after the outage began.

Power was restored to the North Carrick and South Carrick residence halls at 10:50 a.m. Friday morning.

The halls were closed Wednesday and Thursday night to residents while electricians worked to restore power.

The problem was caused by a bus duct that combusted. It impacted primarily the power in student rooms.

The building remained heated and open during the day and all emergency lobby and security lighting and other systems have been operating.

Students were given the option of staying in alternative housing, though most chose to stay with friends.

The university said that residents would be compensated for the incident.

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