Power outages occur across campus, parts of Muncie

<p>The Atrium will close throughout the summer for renovations.&nbsp;</p>

The Atrium will close throughout the summer for renovations. 

UPDATE: AEP reported that full power was restored to Ball State's campus at 7:44 p.m.

At 1:22 p.m., power outages occurred in several buildings across campus. The reason for the power outage is still unclear at this time, according to university spokesperson Marc Ransford. University facilities staff are investigating the cause of the outage, which is believed to be located off-campus, Ransford added.

A previous university alert reported that the approximate restoration time for power across the campus was 4:30 p.m.

However, by 3:45 p.m., the power was expected to be restored to 90 percent of the campus, according to a university alert. A second alert at 3:50 p.m. noted that the local power company, Indiana Michigan Power, was still addressing the issue.

The known buildings affected on the campus so far are as follows:

  • Arts and Journalism Building
  • Bracken Library
  • Robert Bell Building
  • Woodworth Complex
  • DeHority Complex
  • Kinghorn Hall
  • The Honors College
  • Alumni Center
  • Studebaker West
  • Letterman Building
  • Applied Technology Building
  • Burkhardt Building
  • Teacher's College Building
  • Pruis Hall
  • Noyer Complex
  • Whitinger Business Building
  • Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Johnson Complex
  • Ball Communications
  • LaFollette Complex
  • Park Hall
  • College of Architecture and Planning Building
  • Scheidler Apartments
  • Music Instruction Building

In addition, traffic lights throughout campus were out. 

Ball Memorial Hospital did not report any power outages. The Student Center and the North and West Quad Buildings also have not reported power outages.

Indiana Michigan Power reported 2,573 customer outages at 2 p.m.

This story will be updated. 

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