Power cut on campus causes disruption

The university has been disrupted by power cuts ©The Yorker; Image credit: Emily Jasmin Decoussemaeker

A power cut in Alcuin has caused disruption to the University of York’s on-line services.

Shortly after 9am, the university website, email, YUSU website, Evision, the VLE and any other systems which require a log-in went down due to the power cut. Service was resumed around midday.

The university website, email and other services are still unavailable. The power cut also resulted in some lectures being cancelled and for a few hours there was no internet service on campus.

A spokesperson for the university: “Power has now been restored at the University of York following a short power cut lasting approximately 40 minutes which affected a number of buildings on Campus North.

"This area lost power due to a fault on a cable, which affected a sub station. Engineers have by-passed this and have re-established power. They are on site investigating the cause with the aim of restoring normal operations between 12.30 to 2.30pm today,” they added.

During the outage in the morning, the University of York IT Services tweeted: “Power cut in Alcuin has resulted in the loss of a large number of IT Services including web, some filestore, SITS and Evision.”

They added: “Services affected inc website, VLE, systems needing sign-in. We're continuing to work on resolution.”

The University of York Twitter posted: “Power outage will hopefully be resolved in next 2 to 4 hours. Buildings affected HYMS, Seebohm Rowntree, ARC, Nat Science Learning, Alcuin.”

Their update later in the day informed students that power had been re-instated in most places: "Power back on to most affected areas now, with just a few isolated areas where we hope to have power back by 5pm."

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