In an email sent to East Campus residents at 8:30 p.m., Executive Director of Student Housing Patrick Killilee announced that PEPCO plans to restore power with a generator, but has been delayed by the snow storm that hit the D.C. area earlier today.
“Facilities staff remain on campus throughout the night to continue working with PEPCO as soon as they arrive on campus,” he wrote. “This will take several hours to be delivered and installed. In the mean time, Lauinger and Sellinger Lounge have power and are available for your use.”
According to Nevils residents, the outage began at approximately noon. The University’s initial response to the outage? Distributing flashlights.
A number of options are available for students displaced by the power outage, wrote Killilee. Aside from staying with friends, he suggested that students take advantage of temporary housing in other parts of campus, or borrow an air mattress from the University.
[Editor's Note: I got an email from Housing earlier this evening offering up an empty room in my apartment for emergency housing. I live in Nevils.]