ASU Tempe campus experiences power outage following water damage

UPDATE: Water seeping into electrical systems caused the power outage, ASU spokeswoman Julie Newberg said in an email.

A similar outage occurred in January following a water main break, but it affected a different electrical system, Newberg said. The University is working to prevent future outages through equipment inspections, evaluations and improvements, she said.

UPDATE: As of 11:25, power has been restored to all Tempe campus buildings, according to ASU news.



UPDATE: As of 10:30 a.m., power is expected to be restored in 30 minutes.

A power outage has been reported on the Tempe campus including most buildings on Palm Walk, according to University alerts.

According to University alerts, ASU facilities is working on the problem. As of 7:40 a.m., power was expected to be restored in about two hours.

Students with classes in the affected buildings should check with their department or dean's office for information.

Affected areas include buildings on Palm Walk from the Sun Devil Fitness Complex to University Drive.

A full list of affected buildings can be found here.

Check back with the State Press for updates.

Get the best of State Press delivered straight to your inbox.