Power restored to most buildings, University open, Child Care centre closed


Jan. 27, 8:00 a.m.: The McMaster Child Care centre is closed for the day.

8:00 a.m.  The McMaster Children’s Centre will be closed all day Monday, January 27. The centre experienced a flood early this morning and is without power.

5:50 am UPDATE

Power has been restored in most west campus buildings and the university remains open today.  Power is back on in Mary Keyes, Matthews, Moulton Hall, Wallingford and Bates residences and in the Refectory, and Alumni House. Power remains out in the McMaster Children’s Centre which has also experienced a flood. The Children’s Centre will remain closed until at least noon today. Power remains out at Central Services Building, Applied Dynamics building and T-26. Generators are expected on site shortly.

5:15 am

A power outage has impacted several student residence buildings on campus, and the McMaster child care centre. A broken water line damaged a power substation on campus around 2:30 Monday morning.

Mary Keyes, Matthews, Moulton Hall, Wallingford and Bates are all without power, as are ABB, the Refectory and Alumni House. These buildings have emergency power. Crews are working on the problem and the buildings will be brought back online as repairs are made. It is hoped all of the residences will be on full power before the start of the normal school day. The University will be open today.

Power is also out in the McMaster child care centre, central services building and the applied dynamics building. Water is unavailable on the west side of campus (across Cootes Drive).