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10:43 PM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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Full power is expected to be restored to a UT dorm around midnight Thursday.

The outage has affected more than 400 young men living in North Carrick, and dozens of women in South Carrick.

Thursday was the second night the dorm was closed.

An electrical problem caused the outage. 

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UT says they should have all power restored to a residence hall that's been in the dark since Wednesday by 10 pm Thursday night.

Crews have been working on the power issues all day.  The building remains heated and all emergency lobby and security lighting and other systems are still operating, but lighting and outlets were not working in all of North Carrick, which houses 436 male students.  UT said Thursday afternoon that a 88 female students in a small portion of South Carrick were also affected,

Students have the option of staying another night somewhere else, or returning to the dorm after 10 pm, when the power is restored.

The building remains open during the day. Staff members will be on hand to escort students to their rooms to collect any necessary belongings after dark.

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The power is still out in a UT residence hall.

Wednesday night, more than 400 students who live in North Carrick had to find somewhere else to sleep because of electrical issues.  UT offered to find another room for all of them, but most students opted to stay with friends or family.

Electricians from the university's Facilities Services department are conducting tests to ensure the operational condition of the electrical infrastructure.  They hope that the power will be restored late Thursday afternoon or early evening.

The building remains open during the day.
 
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Students living in a UT residence hall had to be relocated for the night Wednesday due to a power outage.

According to UT, the power went out in North Carrick Wednesday morning and could not be restored by Wednesday night.

The university is providing arrangements for the 436 male residents to sleep Wednesday night. They anticipate the power will be restored Thursday.

It is unclear whether the outage was a result of Wednesday's storm.

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