UPDATE: Power restored to Notre Dame campus

By: John Hanlon Email
By: John Hanlon Email

NOTRE DAME, Ind. The campus of Notre Dame and surrounding areas lost power Thursday night just as the women's basketball game was letting out.

The lights went out around 9 p.m., including those illuminating the Golden Dome. Traffic signals at several South Bend intersections near campus were also out, but most came back on around 10:15 p.m.

Power was fully restored to campus before 11p.m., according to the university. AEP said shortly after midnight power was fully restored to all 750 customers in the South Bend area.

AEP has not revealed a detailed cause for the outage, but they say it was related to problems with a power pole.

A Notre Dame women's basketball game wrapped up about 10 minutes before the outage. NewsCenter 16's Angelo Di Carlo, who was inside Purcell Pavilion at the time, said most of the fans had filed out when the power shut down. Many of the lights in the stadium and Joyce Center parking lot turned back on about 10 minutes after they initially went black.

Officials say there were no injuries in the incident.

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