Tuesday, July 22, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Power restored, classes resume at Bilger Hall, Bilger Addition

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:16 a.m. HST, Feb 10, 2014

Classes resume today at Bilger Hall and Bilger Addition after University of Hawaii Manoa electricians and contractors restored power to the two buildings Sunday night.

In an update posted on the UH Manoa website,  the school announced that power was restored at 10 p.m. Sunday after crews worked through the weekend to bring the electricity back.

The buildings had been without power since 3:30 p.m. Thursday. UH Manoa officials said the main electrical switch in Bilger Hall, which was built in the 1960s, suffered a blown fuse, causing a domino effect as neighboring buildings lost power.

More than two dozen classes in Bilger Hall and Bilger Addition -- which house the chemistry department -- had to be canceled or relocated Friday following the outage, which initially shut power to eight major buildings and up to 13 "nonessential" buildings. The outage also took down a fifth of the university's phone lines.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
Breaking News
Wassup Wit Dat!
Silver Pockets Full

Political Radar

Political Radar

Island Crafters
Christmas in July

Political Radar
IBEW endorsement

Warrior Beat
Travel day