The outage lasted about 90 minutes. The Associated Press reports that UT spokesman Gary Susswein says Tuesday morning's outage was "very unusual" and said it was the first time in about 10 years that the entire campus lost electricity.
The outage began around 8:15 a.m. CST Tuesday. Susswein says power started to return building by building at about 9:45 a.m.Susswein says something was tripped at a substation on campus. He also says no injuries were reported and that emergency personnel did rescue one person who was trapped in an elevator.
Power has been fully restored to campus. Thanks for your patience.— UT Austin (@UTAustin) February 17, 2015
This is an update to a previous story. The original version as follows:
The University of Texas at Austin says there is a power outage on campus. It's not clear what caused the outage but crews are working to bring power back.
The university says that despite the outage, classes are still in session and advises students to still proceed to class.
Power outage on campus. Utilities working to bring power back to campus.
— UT Austin (@UTAustin) February 17, 2015
Despite power outage, classes are still in session. Please proceed to class.— UT Austin (@UTAustin) February 17, 2015