For Immediate Release
Wilson Library and Dey Hall closed; Afternoon classes in Dey Hall moved to alternate buildings
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Jan. 21, 2016) – Following yesterday’s power outage, Dey Hall and Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remain closed until further notice. Classes scheduled in Dey Hall that begin at or after 12:30 p.m. have been moved to alternate locations. Alternate locations for classes may be found at www.unc.edu.
The outage was caused by an incident in an electrical closet in Dey Hall. Emergency officials responded to Dey Hall shortly before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, and one University employee was transported from the scene by EMS. The Chapel Hill Fire Department and UNC Environment Health and Safety officials are investigating.
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