MCCC campus without power, classes canceled

MCCC’s campus is currently without power, causing classes to be canceled for the remainder of the day.

Faculty and staff have been told the outage was caused by a blown transformer.

“A transformer caught fire on campus and everything’s shut down,” Vinnie Maltese, MCCC dean, said.

Randy Daniels, vice president of student information services, said Detroit Edison is currently working on the problem, but a time frame is unknown.

“We have to shut down everything,” he said, referring to all campus activities.

Daniels said MCCC’s Whitman Center in Temperence also is closed because of college policy to close all MCCC buildings in situations like this.

At around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, MCCC’s Alert Now automated messaging system notified students, “one phase of its power supply” has been interrupted and there is no danger. A second automated message just after noon announced the closure.