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Water, heat service restored

Updated 1/26/15 9:19 p.m.

Facilities Services crews have restored heat and water service to the areas affected by the outage. Please see the memo below for additional information:

Jan. 26, 2015

To: UAF community

From: Scott Bell, associate vice chancellor for facilities services

Re: Update on heat, water outages            

As noted in my earlier message, a break in both water and steam lines near Walsh Hall and the Whitaker Building this morning left multiple buildings in the northeast section of campus without heat and water service.

Facilities Services crews were able to restore heat to most buildings in the area this afternoon and the remaining buildings this evening. Water has also been restored to buildings in the affected area.

Due to damage from this morning’s steam leak, Residence Life worked with residents of Walsh Hall to find alternate housing on campus. Earlier in the day, we also made the decision to close the Bunnell House child-care facility on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Parents have been contacted.

Thank you for being flexible with those students and employees who have been affected by this incident.

Residents in affected buildings with questions or concerns about their heat or water service should contact Residence Life at 474-7247 during business hours or UAF dispatch at 474-7721 after hours.

 

 

Northeast campus heat, water outages

Updated 1/26/15 1:30 p.m.

The following notice was sent to the campus community. An update is expected later this afternoon.

Jan. 26, 2015

To: UAF community

From: Scott Bell, associate vice chancellor for facilities services

Re: Heat, water outages in northeast campus buildings                    

Due to steam and water line breaks reported early this morning, heat and water is out of service in multiple buildings in the northeast section of campus. Buildings affected include:

    • Walsh Hall
    • Stuart Hall
    • Whitaker Building
    • Bunnell House
    • Harwood Hall
    • Hess Village
    • Maclean House
    • Chancellor’s residence
    • All residential facilities north of Yukon Drive and east of Hess Village

We have closed the Bunnell House child-care facility for the rest of the day. Parents have been contacted.

As far as we know, West Ridge, Moore-Bartlett-Skarland and Cutler Apartments are not affected. You may also notice elevated humidity in some other buildings, which is the result of the campus utilidors being flooded with steam when the line broke.

Facilities Services crews are working to repair the heating lines first and then will move on to water lines. We are hoping to have heat restored by mid-afternoon and water by this evening.

Due to very cold temperatures, it’s important to preserve heat in the affected buildings for as long as possible. Residents should make sure all windows and doors are closed tight and minimize trips in and out of the buildings. Members of the campus community should avoid visiting those buildings, if possible.

For those affected by the water outages, free showers are available at both Wood Center and the Student Recreation Center. Food service is available at Wood Center, Hess Commons and at the West Ridge Café.

Please also note that fire alarm systems are working properly in the affected buildings. If you hear a fire alarm, please assume it is a real alarm and not the result of the outages.

We plan to reassess the situation this afternoon and will provide an update via email and online at uafalert.alaska.edu. Residents of the affected buildings with immediate questions or concerns can also contact Residence Life at 474-7247.

Steam line under repair near Walsh Hall

Updated 1/26/15 11:30 a.m.

Facilities Services crews are working to repair a reported steam and water line break near Walsh Hall. Steam may be visible from outside the building. Additional information will be shared here as it is available. 




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