posted on August 9: Power outage darkens campus


The McMaster campus plunged into darkness this afternoon (Thursday) after a construction crew at the site of the new residence building hit a power line. No one was hurt in the incident.

It took crews until almost 9:30 Thursday evening to restore power.

The outage affected the air circulation system and left only emergency lighting in place. The hospital was also impacted by the loss of power but was able to use its back-up generators. Exams that were to be held Thursday evening were cancelled and will be rescheduled.