Power restored across campus

Power and air circulation lost in several buildings over the past 24 hours, due to a transformer problem in the south sub-station, were restored overnight Wednesday.

Monitoring of the electrical systems will continue, and cooling capabilities may be limited until air conditioning is fully restored. With cooler weather predicted for the next several days transformation of power and air conditioning is expected to be seamless to the community.

According to Western officials, the root of the problem has now been traced to a failure with an on-campus transformer housed in one of the university’s electrical substations, which occurred at about 12:05 a.m. Wednesday morning. Two London Hydro crews worked to re-establish power throughout the night. A temporary repair was made about 7 a.m. Wednesday morning; work continued throughout the day.