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    Suspicious Odor – Klamath Hall

    July 26th, 2016

    Klamath Hall was evacuated at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 after a suspicious odor was reported in the building. Eugene/Springfield Fire Department, University of Oregon Police, and UO Environmental Health and Safety staff responded immediately to investigate.

    The non-hazardous odor was identified as a material contractors were using in a water pipe project in the building. People were allowed to re-enter the building about 12:15 p.m.


    UOAlert!: Power Outage 2016-07-13 — ALL CLEAR

    July 13th, 2016

    2016-07-13, 9:00 p.m.: power is being restored to all affected campus buildings. Classes and offices will function normal times Thursday, including Knight Library. UO departments with computer network trouble on Thursday should call 541-346-NETS. Read http://alerts.uoregon.edu for details.

    UOAlert!: Power Outage – Update

    July 13th, 2016

    07/13/2016 @ 1620

    A power outage is current affecting Multiple Buildings. The duration of the outage is estimated to last approximately 4 hours. Further updates will be posted to the Alerts blog: alerts.uoregon.edu

    UOAlert!: Power Outage

    July 13th, 2016

    07/13/2016 @ 1419

    A power outage is current affecting multiple buildings. The duration of the outage is estimated to last approximately unknown. Further updates will be posted to the Alerts blog: alerts.uoregon.edu

    Campus power outage July 13, 2:20 p.m.

    July 13th, 2016

    A power outage has been reported on the University of Oregon campus, affecting the following buildings (list updated 5:50 p.m.): Allen, Chapman, Chiles, Computing Center, Deady, Fenton, Friendly, Gerlinger Annex, Gilbert, Hendricks, Johnson, Collier House, Knight Library, Lawrence West, Lillis, Museum of Art, Music, Peterson, Susan Campbell, Villard.

    Update 2:48 p.m.: Knight Library has been evacuated after a general fire alarm was triggered by a burst steam pipe in a lower level mechanical room. Eugene/Springfield Fire Department, UO Campus Operations, and UO Safety and Risk Services responded, and steam to the location was shut off.

    Update 4:15 p.m.: Knight Library will remain closed for the night.

    Update 4:23 p.m.: Recent UOAlert! message issued with a four-hour estimate for power restoration; crews continue testing and more information will be provided when available.

    Update 5:30 p.m.: Electricians continue to investigate the original power outage and are attempting repair. Cause and time of repair are unknown, and could exceed the previous four-hour estimate issued at 4:23 p.m. The testing process must be done very gradually and carefully to minimize the risk to workers and buildings and equipment. When the trouble issue is identified and repaired, power will need to be brought back gradually to groups of buildings to also minimize potential damage or fuse failures.

    Update 5:36 p.m.: The Student Recreation Center will close the pool an hour earlier than normal, at 6:00 p.m.

    Update 5:50 p.m.: Allen Hall was added to the list of buildings without power; it lost power at the same time as the others at 2:20 p.m., but had not been included in the initial internal report.

    Update: 9:00 p.m.: Electrical crews have identified the problem as a faulty cable in an underground electrical vault, and have re-routed power through a sound feeder line. Power is gradually being restored to all the affected buildings, and classes and offices will be fully functional Thursday morning. Knight Library will re-open Thursday morning at its regular time.

    Any UO departments that experience computer network problems Thursday morning should call 541-346-NETS for help.

    The burst steam pipe below Knight Library was found to not be related to the power outage.

    Road closures continue post-Trials

    July 11th, 2016

    University of Oregon employees and visitors beware: road closures around Hayward Field and the east side of campus remain in effect through July 22, as the massive structures erected for the Olympic Track and Field Trials and fan festival are dismantled and trucked away.

    Maps of day-by-day road and parking closures are still available: http://arcg.is/1Ry8ghN

    15th Avenue from Agate Street to University Street, and Agate Street south from 13th Avenue to 18th Avenue are closed through July 17. Agate Street going north only is open between 15th and 13th avenues.

    NO cars or bikes should attempt to drive through the closed areas, which are marked by signs, fences and security barricades. Trucks and construction equipment are constantly in motion disassembling Trials infrastructure, loading and hauling it away. The area is extremely dangerous as the heavy equipment and material moves around, and so remains closed. Deliveries, commercial traffic, and regular campus travel all must use alternate routes and respect the road closures.

    Update: Campus Power & Steam Restored – 7:07 am

    July 11th, 2016

    July 11, 2016 7:07 am

    Campus power and steam were restored around 3:00 am.

    Update: Campus Power Outage 11:40 pm

    July 10th, 2016

    July 10, 2016 – 11:40 pm

    In addition to the power outage, clean steam has also been impacted. Campus Operations is working on restoring the system.

    Campus Power Outage July 10 – 9:48 pm

    July 10th, 2016

    July 10, 2016 – 9:48 pm

    Report of power outage affecting the following buildings: Museum of Art, Gerlinger, Susan Campbell, Music, Chapman, Collier, Deady, Villard, Hendricks, and Lillis Halls.

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