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Areas of UNT and Denton temporarily went dark Monday due to a power outage

Areas of UNT and Denton temporarily went dark Monday due to a power outage

Areas of UNT and Denton temporarily went dark Monday due to a power outage
September 11
15:41 2018

Numerous buildings on campus, as well as a portion of Denton around UNT lost power Monday afternoon. The electrical outage began at around 2:40 p.m. and lasted about 20 minutes.

The outage affected an area around multiple streets including Bonnie Brae, Oak, Hickory, Normal and Fry Street, according to the Denton Municipal Electric Company.

A spokesperson with the Denton Municipal Electric Company could not provide a definite cause of the outage but said that a range of natural incidents can often cause electrical problems.

“Whenever we have an outage, we rarely do get any information as to what caused it,” the spokesperson said. “It could be a malfunction with a transformer. It could even be even due to a squirrel on the power line.”

Chemistry freshman Cailin Herl said her afternoon class experienced a slight interruption due to the power malfunction.

“The lights went out first, then after maybe a minute, the projector went off,” Herl said. “[The professor] started to instruct with a whiteboard and a flashlight. We were really confused because it wasn’t really raining. We expected a torrential downpour, but the ground wasn’t even wet.”

Individuals who spot remaining power issues, such as malfunctioning street lamps, are encouraged to call a 24-hour service line operated by the electric company at 940-349-7000.

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