Crews restore power at University of Texas

UT President Bill Powers speaking about the campuswide power outage (Todd Bynum/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Building by building, power has now been fully restored to the University of Texas. This came after the campus was in the dark for a couple of hours. Critical backup systems seemed to work, according to President Bill Powers.

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Officials say a power substation at 24th and Dean Keeton streets had a problem, and one person had to be rescued from an elevator during the outage.

As the University of Texas at Austin dealt with the campus power outage, officials wanted to make clear it to students that school had not been canceled. Classes were still in session as crews worked to bring power back to campus. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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