Bedford Campus Power Outage
A message from MCC Vice-President of Administration and Finance, Jay Linnehan:
Please be advised that on Thursday, May 10, MCC’s Bedford campus experienced a power outage that many of you may already be aware of.
The brownout was caused by an NStar energy crew performing some work on Springs Road. It primarily affected the Bedford campus, though some other homes on Springs Road were impacted as well.
The outage, which began at about 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, caused some incidents on our campus that were addressed with the help of the Bedford Fire Department as well as our own Emergency Management Team.
As a result of the outage, a motor in the telephone room of Building 7 shorted out, and caused a discharge of smoke. Though there were not many classes in session at that time, Building 7 was safely evacuated. Faculty members were allowed to return to their offices at about 2 p.m.
Simultaneously, though, we had two students who became stuck inside elevators in Buildings 9 and 1.
The students – one of them in a wheelchair – were safely evacuated thanks to the great work of the Bedford Fire Department and Doug Hines from Embree Elevator services.
Members of our campus Emergency Management Team responded to all three of the buildings to ensure that our students, faculty and staff, were safe and were being provided with as much information as could be disseminated.
We once again thank our partners in public safety, as well as the members of our Facilities, Student Services, and Security staffs who helped ensure a safe environment for our college community.