Faculty Road re-opened, power restored on campus
Posted August 17, 2010; 03:47 p.m.
Faculty Road between Washington Road and Harrison Street has been re-opened, and power has been restored to most campus buildings, as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17.
In the wake of severe thunderstorms that generated high winds and resulted in damage to some housing units shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, Public Safety and the Department of Facilities continue to assist residents of the Butler Apartments who were affected by downed trees and power lines.
Residents of select Butler units are being provided temporary housing elsewhere on campus until it is deemed safe for them to reoccupy units that were damaged beyond occupancy. These residents have been notified that they should report to the Housing Office at the MacMillan Building in order to receive keys to temporary housing units.
All other residents of Butler have been notified that they may return to their units, proceeding with caution in the area because of downed tree limbs. A temporary shelter in the Multipurpose Room of the Frist Campus Center will continue to be available to all Butler residents through the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 18, but power has been restored at Dean Mathey and Hibben-Magie apartments, at the University housing on Prospect Avenue between Washington Road and Harrison Street, and most Butler apartments
Cots and toiletries were made available to Butler residents beginning the evening of Aug. 16, and Dining Services made food and beverages available to those who were not able to return to their homes.
Current estimates are that fallen trees and ongoing electrical issues have affected about 12 buildings in the Butler complex. About 50 Butler residents have been affected. There were no injuries.
Butler residents sheltering in Frist continue to be directed to park their vehicles in Lot 21.
If campus residents have an emergency, they should contact Public Safety at 911 from a campus phone or 258-3333 from other phones. To report damage, residents should call the Facilities Customer Service line, 258-8000.
Further updates will be posted on the Department of Facilities outages website: www.princeton.edu/facilities/info/news/outages/.