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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

July 27, 2009

Electrical outage leaves campus briefly without power

Northwest Missouri State University was affected by a brief power outage late this morning, Monday, July 27.

The blackout, which affected a significant geographical area stretching north from St. Joseph, began just before 11 a.m. and ended about 20 minutes later.

Kansas City Power & Light officials reported that the outage occurred when a breaker tripped as technicians were working at a substation.

Emergency campus power systems were activated and provided electricity for security lighting in residence halls and other key campus facilities. No injuries were reported.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468