The Orion

Transformer explosion causes power outage

Firefighters Talk with PG&E. Photo credit: Michael Catelli

Michael Catelli

September 1, 2015

A power line transformer exploded on corner of Oleander and East Sacramento Avenues around three p.m. on Monday causing a temporary power outage. Chico police were nearby when the explosion occurred."The power went out right as I heard a loud pop from the power line," said an employee of a neighboring business.First responders reported smok...

County wide power outage closes campus

The lights in Kendall Hall are out on Monday morning following a power outage in Butte County. Photo credit: George Johnston

Austin Redfern

April 7, 2015

On Monday students' classes were interrupted by a power outage at 8:20 a.m.Soon after the outage occurred Chico State's official twitter account released a tweet stating that the campus would be closed until 5 p.m.Some teachers made the best of their situations such as Dr. Carolynn Arpin, a chemistry profess...

South campus closed Saturday, flood repairs continue

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014

The south campus area will be closed and without electrical power on Saturday to accommodate flood repairs in Langdon Hall, according to a campus-wide email. Buildings like Ayres Hall and the Bell Memorial Union will be inaccessible to students, staff and faculty from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday....

Langdon Hall basement floods

Mozes Zarate

January 6, 2014

A basement flood in Langdon Hall prompted a shutdown of electrical power in most south campus buildings this afternoon, according to a campus-wide email. A sensor in the boiler chiller plant of Langdon detected water entry around 10:20 a.m. this morning, said Joe Wills, a spokesman for Chico State....

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