Power fully restored after 2.5-hour outage on campus

Robert Reich taught his class outside Wheeler Hall while the power was out. (UC Berkeley photo by Laurie Goldman)

Robert Reich taught his class outside Wheeler Hall while the power was out. (UC Berkeley photo by Laurie Goldman)

Power has been fully restored to UC Berkeley buildings hit by an outage late Friday morning when contractors accidentally cut a power line.

The outage occurred while Facilities Services was doing routine work on a power substation.

Power started coming back on in some buildings around 1:20 p.m. and was restored in all by 1:45 p.m., as Facilities Services switched over to another substation. Facilities Services staff are continuing to check building systems to make sure they are operating as they should following the outage.

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Updates also will be made on the campus systems status page.

Among the buildings affected:

  • 2401 Bancroft
  • A&E
  • Alumni House
  • Anthony
  • Barrows
  • Birge
  • California Hall
  • Campbell
  • Dance Studio
  • Davis
  • Durant
  • Dwinelle Hall and Annex
  • Energy Biosciences Building
  • Giannini
  • Haas Pavillion
  • Hildebrand
  • Latimer
  • LeConte and Annex
  • Li Ka Shing
  • Life Sciences Addition
  • Moffitt Library
  • Moses
  • Northwest Animal Facility
  • Recreational Sports Facility
  • Sather Tower (Campanile)
  • South Hall
  • Sproul
  • Stephens
  • Tolman
  • University Hall
  • Valley Life Sciences Building
  • Wellman (including trailers)
  • Wheeler
  • Zellerbach