Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 11/9/2017 (284 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Red River College closed its Notre Dame campus for the day Monday and sent thousands of students and staff home after being hit by a power outage.
Several hundred area homes and businesses were affected when the power went out just after 9 a.m. The power was restored in most locations around noon, Manitoba Hydro said. However, the closure at the college's main campus on Notre Dame Avenue remained in effect, because of the time it takes to power its electrical system back up to full operation.
"Because the power was out for an extended period of time it affected the ventilation systems, including air conditioning, along with alarm malfunctions, issues to our computer systems, etc.," Red River spokesman Conor Lloyd said.
"We had to send everyone home for the day while we begin to restore all of our systems to return to normal operations tomorrow."
Evening classes Monday are also cancelled.
Hydro tweeted Monday morning more than 500 businesses and homes along Route 90 east of the Winnipeg International Airport were hit by the sudden outage.
Hydro determined the cause was a burnt riser on a pole. A rise is a piece of equipment that links up the power feed to overhead lines and enables transmission.
Alexandra believes every story has a life of its own with a heartbeat and body and legs. She’ll probe for a pulse and check out its shape from every which way, until she feels it and sees it. So be patient with her. She can be exasperating.