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Power Outages at Rutgers Cancels Classes and Service in 90 Buildings; 3,000+ Students Relocated to Temporary Housing

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Over 3,000 students, faculty and staff at Rutgers’ Douglass and Cook campuses were affected by intermittent power outages that first disrupted service on Tuesday, and continued throughout the day on Wednesday.

According to a post on the Rutgers University Facebook page, about 90 buildings experienced intermittent power issues, including 39 residence halls. “We have been working with PSE&G technicians to resolve the issues and power may come on and off intermittently,” it stated.

By late Wednesday afternoon, university officials announced the decision to cancel classes and services, closing buildings to non-essential employees until 10 p.m.

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Students began relocating from residence halls to temporary housing in recreation and athletic centers on Livingston and Busch Campuses. Buses were provided to assist students with the transition from the affected campuses.

Affected students were advised to visit the Rutgers and Residence Life websites for more information on next steps.

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