Nearly all UMD dorms lose heat and hot water after power outage

Hagerstown Hall, one of the dorms on the University of Maryland's campus. (Gabby Baniqued/The Diamondback)

An unexpected power outage caused nearly all University of Maryland dorms to lose hot water and heat Wednesday morning.

With the exception of some in the Leonardtown Community, all dorms across the campus were affected, according to an email from Christopher Moore, assistant director of administrative services for Residential Facilities.

The power outage affected many buildings this morning, but the issue has since been resolved, according to a worker at the Facilities Management Customer Response Center.

Workers are trying to “restore full steam distribution” across the campus to fix ongoing heat and hot water issues, but that work may take time, Moore wrote in the email at about 9:30 a.m.

“We appreciate your continued understanding as the entire campus works to recover from this morning’s unexpected power outage,” Moore wrote.

Back-up generators in research labs remained functioning appropriately, according to an advisory notice sent at 6:50 this morning.

This story will be updated.

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