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East Green residence halls service update


12:30 p.m., May 16, 2014: Repairs to a utility tunnel damaged Wednesday morning on East Green Drive continue.

Electric and hot water service has been restored to Gamertsfelder, Bush and Biddle Halls. The only other affected buildings are Tiffin and Perkins Halls, which remain without power.

Thirty-minute power outages will occur at 2 p.m. daily for Bush and Gamertsfelder Halls through the duration of the event, which is expected to conclude by the end of next week.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Facilities Work Center at (740) 593-2911.

Look for updates at ohio.edu/alert.


Noon, May 15, 2014: Repairs to a utility tunnel damaged Wednesday morning on Ohio University’s East Green continue. Plans are underway to restore electric and hot water service to Bush Hall by 5 p.m. today to accommodate the approximately 20 individuals displaced by the utility outages related to the damaged utility tunnel.

A 30-minute power outage at Gamertsfelder Hall is scheduled for 3 p.m. today to allow for generator maintenance.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Facilities at (740) 593-2911.

Another update will be provided by 2 p.m. Friday. Look for updates at ohio.edu/alert.


4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 14: Repairs to a utility tunnel on Ohio University’s East Green continue. Electric and hot water service has been restored to Gamertsfelder Hall. Electric and steam service remains shut off to Bush, Washington, Tiffin, Biddle and Perkins Hall, and plans are in place to relocate the approximately 20 individuals residing in the affected buildings. Another update will be provided by 1 p.m. Thursday. Look for updates at ohio.edu/alert.


At about 8:54 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, a contractor working on East Green Drive cut into the roof of a utility tunnel beneath the roadway, prompting the University to shut off utility services within that tunnel. There were no injuries and no life safety threats as a result of the incident.

Electric and steam service has been shut off temporarily to Gamertsfelder, Bush, Washington, Tiffin, Biddle and Perkins Halls. There is no electricity or hot water service to those buildings at this time. Repairs have started, and Facilities is working as quickly as possible to restore service to the affected buildings.

Another update will be provided by 5 p.m. today. Look for updates at ohio.edu/alert.


The Facilities Work Center is reporting that electric, steam and hot water service has been shut off to Bush, Gamertsfelder, Washington, Biddle, Perkins and Tiffin Halls due to an incident on East Green Drive.

Facilities Management does not have an estimated time for when the utilities will be turned back on.

For more information, contact the Facilities Work Center at 740-593-2911.