Power Update: Lights on High Street, Most of Church Street

An email sent out by Fran Koerting of Residential Life at 5:14 PM tonight (one of the few emails that the administration has sent back regarding the restoration of power) has revealed that power has been restored to most of campus. The email indicates that the “outages have been reduced” to only a few unlucky residences:

  • 142, 146, 168, 170, 182, and 192 Cross Street [EDIT, 2:16 AM, 11/4/11: According to the comments section, 146 Cross now has power!]
  • Knowles Avenue
  • 151 Church (International House)
The following residences have “partial power” – which can mean a variety of things, including outlets working while overhead lights don’t, lack of heat, some rooms out of power, etc.:
  • 202 Wash (Full/Writing House)
  • 230 Wash (Lighthouse/Interfaith House)
  • 240 Wash (La Casa)
While the email may be disappointing for residences of these places, it means a return of normalcy for students living on High Street (including DKE, Beta, Psi U, Eclectic, and Alpha Delt) and a return home for those evicted by the power outage and relocated to “alternative housing.” This email does not address whether 156 High now has hot water or heat; rumor has it that their boiler malfunctioned (or exploded, depending on who you ask) sometime around Monday. [EDIT, 2:16 AM, 11/4/11: 156 High has both heat and hot water.] At any rate, condolences to those who do not have power; we hope you’ll get it back as soon as possible. Read past the jump to see the full text of the email from ResLife:

Dear Residents,

We would like to provide you an update on Wesleyan’s power restoration efforts. Much progress has been made in the days following the storm and the outages have been reduced to the following streets:

142, 146, 168, 170, 182, and 192 Cross Street
Knowles Avenue
151 Church (International House)

Partial power to 202 (Full/Writing House), 230 (Light & interfaith House) , 240 Washington Street (LaCasa)

Alternative housing is still available to these students.

If you are at an address that is supposed to have power and it is either partially or not completely restored, please contact Physical Plant at x3400.

We once again thank everyone for their patience during these difficult circumstances and Facilities is working very hard with Connecticut Light and Power to restore these remaining addresses.

Fran Koerting
Director of Residential Life
Wesleyan University

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5 thoughts on “Power Update: Lights on High Street, Most of Church Street

  1. Anon

    The program houses on wash are not expected to get power back until next week, if not later. The power lines are so damaged that they have to be dug up. Excavations won’t begin until Monday. What’s Res Life’s suggestion? Sleep in the Hewitt Lounge and shower in Freeman for some undisclosed amount of time until power is restored, even though they fully admit there are empty rooms in dorms/houses throughout campus. Thanks, Wesleyan. 

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