Breaking News: Classes delayed due to power outage

Update: As of 10:25 a.m. power was restored to all towns and counties that lost power.

In an unprecedented move, classes were delayed Monday until 11:30 a.m. due to a massive power outage.

Buildings received power shortly before 9 a.m. but remained on lockdown until 9:30 a.m. in order to restore heat to the facilities. While power is still out in parts of Rexburg, four out of the six central circuits have been restored at this point according to representatives of Rocky Mountain Power.

Emergency calls and texts were sent to students informing them of the delayed schedule and shelter available at the BYU-Idaho center.

This is the first time BYU-Idaho has used their emergency notification system to inform nearly all its students.

Hundreds of students lined the walls of the I-Center, doing homework, reading, some even sleeping to wait out the power outage.

3 Responses

  1. When I realized the power was out around 6 am I started looking up (on my mobile device) to see when the power went out. I couldn’t find anything on it at that time, at about 7:20 I started receiving messages from BYU-Idaho. I received 16 texts, 8 emails, and 3 voicemails. It seems like that is a little overboard, I love the idea of them updating us though!

  2. Casey Ross says:

    Maybe it was a bit overboard but it made me grateful for social media and that the school can contact us that way for these kinds of emergencies!

  3. Good thing classes were cancelled because I slept right through them. I had no idea. Way to be there. Great Job!

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