M-A administrators called students’ homes this morning to announce that school has been canceled for the day. Principal Kennel cited a problem with restoring power as the cause. On Sunday a pre-planned shutdown by PG&E was met with complications concerning a damaged power line and five breakers that kept power off at M-A well past the original 3 p.m. deadline. Plant manager Brien Oliver worked with PG&E through the night until 12:00 a.m. hoping to get power restored in time for classes Monday. Unfortunately these efforts were met with further complications– a high voltage expert from Los Banos and his workers did not arrive until 6:00 a.m. Monday to continue work. Ultimately Principal Kennel had to make the call to cancel classes for the day.
The UC Application night will still take place, according to College Counselor Mai-Lien Nguyen.