Power outage to affect campus, some university customers

A power outage will affect much of the Western Carolina University campus from 5 until 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, as equipment is upgraded.

All campus buildings will be affected, with the exception of Noble Hall, the greenhouse, baseball facilities, the Chancellor’s Residence and the university guest house. The outage includes the Health and Human Sciences Building and WCU power customers on the Long Branch Road circuit from the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching to Wake Robin Road.

For more information, contact Lee Smith, director of operations and maintenance in WCU’s Office of Facilities Management, at 828-227-7224 or blsmith@wcu.edu.