A power outage took place at 1:50 p.m. at Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus this afternoon (Jan. 25). The outage lasted for almost an hour before power was restored to the campus.
— Mohawk College News (@MohawkCollege) January 25, 2017
“Sit tight. We’re talking with @HorizonLink to get ETA on restoring power to the Fennell campus #HamOnt”
“Their response time could have been quicker,” said student Jackie Andersen. “But given how many students were affected they did really well to update everybody on social media.”
Power was out through the west end of the Hamilton Mountain stretching from Garth Street all the way up until Wellington Street from 2-3 p.m.
The outage did not have a grave effect on classes running during the day at Mohawk College. Power was restored quickly enough so classes were able to remain on schedule and run as expected.
— Jay Robb (@jayrobb) January 25, 2017
“Let there be light. @mohawkcollege Fennell campus back on business. #HamOnt”
Some students were not worried or confused in the least.
“I was thinking, the lights went off so the power must have gone out,” said student Mitchell Grant. “Seemed pretty straightforward to me.”
Meanwhile, some at the college were pleased with the efforts of the school.
“I didn’t think they made it a big deal,” says student Lino DiPaola. “It was good that they had some sort of power generator, and then it was good that they kept us up to date with their announcements because most places wouldn’t do that.”
The school alerted the OCAA of the power issues and therefore the OCAA men and women’s basketball games against Sheridan College have been postponed. The games have been rescheduled to take place at the David Braley Athletics and Recreation Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 7 starting at 6 p.m.
Home game tonight vs Canada’s #1 ranked @sheridanbruins has been canceled. The power is out on the mountain. It is rescheduled for Feb.7.
— Brian Jonker (@BrianJonker1) January 25, 2017
“Home game tonight vs Canada’s #1 ranked @sheridanbruins has been canceled. The power is out on the mountain. It is rescheduled for Feb.7.”