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UPDATE: Power restored in South Bend, finals rescheduled for some IUSB students

May 03, 2013|WSBT-TV Report
  • A power line is down on McKinley, between Sunnyside and Jacob streets in South Bend. (GREG SWIERCZ / South Bend Tribune)
A power line is down on McKinley, between Sunnyside and Jacob streets in South Bend. (GREG SWIERCZ / South Bend Tribune)

Power is back on this morning in the River Park neighborhood in South Bend, but the outage will continue to affect people today.

Electricity was out for seven hours last night. That caused IU South Bend to cancel classes and final exams.

Only the last few hours of the final day of exams were affected by the closure, campus spokesman Ken Baierl said.

According to spokeswoman Kathleen Borlik, "63 final exams were affected by the power outage. At this time we are re-schedulng many of those. Some are taking place today, others will be scheduled for Monday or Tuesday. Some final exams don’t have to be re-scheduled because the professor was able to make arrangements for the students to get their assignments turned in or tests taken individually.

"The IU South Bend Registrar’s office is making arrangements to delay the posting of grades if necessary.  Any delay would not affect the student’s record or their ability to participate in commencement on Tuesday (5/7)."

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IU South Bend wasn't the only area affected.  A total of 8,500 I&M Power customers were affected.
Indiana-Michigan Power tweeted just before 12:30 this morning that they restored power to all customers.

They had previously said the power outage was due to an equipment malfunction.  The outage caused complications on the campus of IU South Bend – in fact a few people were trapped in elevators…but were able to be rescued quickly. That is according to the South Bend Tribune.
 


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