Hi 92 / Lo 76
|Volume 68, Issue 4, Thursday,
August 29, 2002
Power outage hits Cougar Place, UHPD
By Valarie Torres
Cougar Place, the UH Police Department and Robertson Stadium experienced
a brief power outage Wednesday afternoon when a contractor
The duct bank was repaired within two hours by Power Plant workers,
but left the affected buildings running on generators from about 11 a.m.
Cougar Place residents didn't have many complaints because the power
was turned back on so quickly, and also because most students were
Desk assistant Kelechi Ndujiuba said he hadn't heard of any complaints from residents about the outage, and hardly knew about it himself.
The outage didn't seem to stop the UH Police Department from functioning
properly, either. David Sarkozi, a micro-systems analyst for UHPD,
"The dispatch center, which is the information hub of the department didn't even blink," Sarkozi said.
Dave Irvin, associate vice president of plant operations, said the area
where the electricity duct bank was punctured was clearly marked. Irvin
Irvin also said the plant had only done temporary repairs to the punctured
duct-bank. Permanent repairs will be done during winter break, when
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