Power outage at Sac State leaves some in the dark

Areas of Sacramento State’s campus remain without power hours after an outage Monday morning.

Power went out across campus at around 8:20 a.m., Sacramento State spokesman Craig Koscho said, but was restored in some buildings – including the administrative office – eight minutes later.

Lassen Hall, the university’s hub for financial services and student records, lost power for about 20 minutes, Koscho said. The lights came on in Shasta Hall and some residence halls after 30-35 minutes.

Del Norte Hall and eateries at the River Front Center were likely to remain without power the rest of the day, the university announced via Twitter. Two generators had been ordered as of Monday afternoon, but there were no estimates when they might be delivered

Sacramento Municipal Utility District reported 54 customers were being impacted by five outages as of 10:04 a.m. Most of the affected homes were in Oak Park, with power not expected to be fully restored until 4:30 p.m. due to planned maintenance.

SMUD data showed power running to Sacramento State at the time of the outage, company spokesman Jonathon Tudor said. He suggested the outage was likely related to the university’s infrastructure.

“It could basically be anything on the other end of their line,” Tudor said. “Our system is showing that they’re having power.”

Sacramento State did not know the cause of the outage, Koscho said. Any affected students are encouraged to contact their professors for class cancellations or rescheduling.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel