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Power outage reported on MIT campus

A lot of bright students are in the dark after a power failure at MIT this afternoon.

Campus police said in a tweet that a campus-wide power outage has impacted all buildings fed by the MIT cogeneration plant.

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The cogeneration project provides electricity, steam heat, and chilled water to more than 100 MIT buildings, according to the university website.

As of 1 p.m., a campus spokeswoman said some buildings had regained power, but she was unsure if this was because a generator had been put on line.

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Officials are working to investigate the cause of the outage, and restore power.

“It’s very busy down here right now,” said a police dispatcher.

People are being asked to avoid the area around Green Hall, which is located at the corner of Danforth Street and Amherst Alley.

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Emergency personnel are responding to that area, according to the college’s emergency website.

College officials are keeping community members updated through the campus’s emergency website: emergency.mit.net.

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