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Holy Cross College residence halls evacuated due to power outage

NOTRE DAME, Ind.—Holy Cross College evacuated residence halls due to a power outage and extremely cold temperatures on Wednesday.

The school tweeted that a voluntary evacuation was put into effect at 8:30 a.m. and a mandatory evacuation was put in place for 9:30 a.m.

The college said that power was restored around 11 a.m. and all students would be shuttled back to campus once they were full warmed up.

Holy Cross College released the following statement:

Due to the power outage, a campus wide alert notified students early this morning of an evacuation plan that would move all residents to the North Dining Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

Shuttles began transporting students from the closest exits of each residence hall within fifteen minutes of the notification, with mandatory evacuation in place by 9:30 this morning. Students have been told to dress warmly and bring a bag of essential items.

The safety of the students is the highest priority for the College. Holy Cross College's administration is in touch with its power company and is hoping to have the students returned to campus by the end of the day.


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