Power was finally restored to Purchase College at 6 a.m. today after going out around noon Monday.
The school emergency line-251-7500-said the college will be operating on a two-hour delay as a result of the outage.
Classes started at 10:30 a.m. Those scheduled to start earlier which would normally continue through 10:30 a.m., began at 10:30 a.m. All earlier classes were cancelled.
The Child Center and administrative building will be closed today. Purchase College spokeswoman Geraldine Sanderson did not know if the center would reopen Wednesday.
The dining hall opened at 10 a.m. for students.
Con Edison spokeswoman Sandy Miller said the fault in the electrical system was on Con Ed’s side of the grid and had to be located. Power went out just before noon Monday and was off until 6 a.m. today. Additional details on what went wrong were not available.
Sanderson said feeder lines to the entire campus had been disrupted. Power was being phased back to campus buildings this morning. At 11 a.m. the administrative building was still without power.
Evening classes were cancelled yesterday.
Lectures and panel discussions scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m. will be presented.
Sanderson said the dorms were without power last night. The school brought in auxillary lighting, stadium lighting, from the surrounding area and kept walkways lit. There were no incidents on campus last night, Sanderson said. It remained secure.