MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- UW-Stout hopes to have two closed buildings open by Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday afternoon, the university closed Jarvis Hall and Micheels Hall after a water flow alarm went off. Assistant Director of University Communications Jerry Poling says at least one sprinkler head broke in an electrical vault, which serves as the power center for Jarvis Hall. He did not know what caused the sprinkler head to break. Flooding and damage were contained to the mechanical room in Jarvis Hall.
There was no fire or explosion, and nobody was hurt. Crews evacuated the Science Wing and Technology Wing of Jarvis Hall.
MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- UW-Stout has closed two buildings on campus because of a power shutdown.
The university announced on its Facebook page that Jarvis Hall, including the Science Wing and Technology Wing, and Micheels Hall will remain closed until further notice. The message says a water flow alarm went off after 2 p.m. Tuesday. That's when power to the buildings was shut down.
The message goes on to say that the campus will be notified when the buildings will re-open.