OREM Classes at Utah Valley State College will proceed today as normal following a water main break near the school's central electrical plant late Monday afternoon.
The incident forced campus crews to shut down power to the majority of campus, canceling Monday evening classes and causing two sporting events to be relocated to alternative venues.
Once the water main break was discovered at approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, the majority of power on campus was immediately shut down in order to avoid damage to main electrical gear.
Power crews arrived on campus at about 5:30 p.m. to shut down the substation that powers most of campus, enabling crews to commence pumping water out of the central electrical room and assess damage.
Campus officials made the determination late Monday night that classes would proceed as normal following an assessment of electrical equipment. Power had already been restored to many of the main buildings on campus by about 9 p.m. Monday evening.
There was no water damage to other buildings. Campus officials do not know the cause of the break at this point.
Women's basketball was played at Timpanogos High School, with a delayed start time of 8 p.m. The wrestling match was moved across campus to the team's practice facility in the Wolverine Service Center, which was not affected by the power outage. Both were scheduled for 7 p.m. in the McKay Events Center and Student Activities Center, respectively.