Steam pressure problem leads to chilly morning on Cornell campus

January 29, 2014

Cornell University says utilities crews are working to resolve a loss of steam pressure on campus early this morning, and in the meantime, buildings on campus will be cooler than usual.

Cornell's heating plant. 14850 file photo.Cornell's heating plant. 14850 file photo.University officials say utilities crews have initiated a steam service loadshed, to lessen steam distribution across campus until steam production can be returned to normal. Ventilation to non-lab spaces has been shut off, and labs will be ventilated at unoccupied levels. Fume hoods will be operational, according to Cornell.

The heat outage has punctuated a morning where temperatures poked above zero just as staff and students arrived on campus. Today's forecast high is in the teens.

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