Update 3:30 p.m. —

The following comes from a statement released by Ithaca College:

A contractor is currently on the Ithaca College campus, working to restore power to the buildings affected by the failure of an electrical cable.

The latest update is that the Whalen Center, Gannett Center (including the library), Williams Hall, Muller Chapel, and the entire Campus Center—Egbert Hall, Phillips Hall, and the Phillips Hall Annex—will remain closed until at least 5 p.m.

All activities and classes scheduled for those buildings are cancelled and they are closed at this time. Faculty, staff, and students should not be entering or working in these closed buildings. Faculty and staff who normally work in those buildings are encouraged to work from elsewhere on campus or remotely, if possible.

Dining Services will be offering expanded services at its other locations because the Campus Center Dining Hall is closed.

We will provide an update later this afternoon, and we apologize again for the inconvenience.”

Update 9:50 a.m. — 

Ithaca College said in a statement that several buildings have been hit by outages Wednesday morning “due to the failure of an electrical cable on the Ithaca College campus.”

IC spokesperson Dave Maley said contractors are on scene working to fix the problem and restore power to the buildings.

Here’s the statement from IC:

Due to the failure of an electrical cable on the Ithaca College campus, power is out in the following buildings on Wednesday, March 4:

  • Williams Hall
  • Muller Chapel
  • The entire Campus Center
  • Gannett Center (including the library)
  • Whalen Center

Those buildings remain closed and all classes and other activities scheduled in them are cancelled at this time.

Until they reopen, staff and faculty who work in those buildings may work elsewhere on campus or remotely, if possible. Once those buildings reopen, staff and faculty are expected to return to their workplace and classes will resume.

The Gannett Center and the Whalen Center may be reopened by noon, with power restored in the other buildings later in the day.

We will continue to provide updates to the campus community at www.ithaca.edu/specialconditions, and we apologize again for the inconvenience.

Earlier —

Ithaca, N.Y. — A power outage hitting Ithaca College has closed several campus buildings, according to an alert sent out by IC Wednesday morning.

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The buildings that are completely closed, according to IC, are: Williams Hall, Muller Chapel, the entire Campus Center, the Gannett Center (including the library), and the Whalen Center.

Classes and activities scheduled within those buildings are canceled “at least until noon,” according to the statement.

NYSEG is not reporting any other outages in Tompkins County, according to its website.

We’ll provide more updates as we learn more.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.