A power outage on the Main Tyler Junior College campus
today forced the cancellation of an SAT exam and the postponement of men's and
women's basketball games. One building, Genecov Science Building, was evacuated
because of smoke caused by the sudden loss of power to electrical motors.
The outage occurred about 11:20 a.m.
Students taking the SAT exam in Jenkins Hall were asked to
leave and the exam was canceled.
Two residence halls were not affected by the power outage,
which involved a main power line near the intersection of Baxter Avenue and
Lake Street. Hudnall Hall and Bateman Hall both have full electrical power.
Men's and women's basketball games against Paris Junior
College have been rescheduled for 2 p.m. (ladies) and 4 p.m. on Sunday, in Wagstaff
Maintenance crews said initial repairs will take until at
least late tonight. It is hoped that full power will be restored by midnight.
However, further electrical work will need to be completed at a later date as
the outage caused significant damage to underground power lines.
All scheduled classes and activities for the day have been
Resident students of halls without power will be offered
the opportunity to move temporarily to Bateman and Hudnall halls.
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