Late-night power outage affects West Campus


Pu Ying Huang

Engineering graduate student Tianyang Bai waits for the Far West bus Thursday evening in low 30 degree weather. Austin will be seeing ice, sleet and possible snow as an Arctic cold front pushes through Texas. 

Minutes after midnight Tuesday, electricity went out in several large swaths of West Campus. Apartment complexes, including the Block on Leon, the Block on 25th and Waterford, were affected, as well as the 7-11 on the corner of San Gabriel and 24th Street and the Orange Market on 25th Street.

Representatives from Austin Energy and City of Austin Utilities could not be reached for comment.

“Everything just shut off at once, it was actually kind of funny,” said Cesar Trevino, African and African diaspora studies junior.

Many UT students tweeted about the power outage using the hashtag “#WestCampusBlackout.”