At 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, a broken power line touched off power surges on Lindenwood University’s Heritage Campus and knocked out power on that side of campus for a little over three hours until repairs could be made by Ameren. During the outage, students from affected residence halls were relocated to the Spellmann Center, where Lindenwood President John R. Porter purchased pizza for the relocated students.
Diane Moore, vice president for operations, commended campus staff for acting quickly to relocate the students and then communicate updates to them as they became available. Power was restored by 11:15 p.m. The power surges resulted in the loss of some lights in Ayres Hall due to overheating, but there were no fires.
“I was very proud of the responses provided by the various departments and the efficiencies that took place to address the concerns,” Moore said.