GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — Students and faculty at Glendale Community College were left in the dark Friday after a transformer malfunction cut power to the entire campus and hundreds of neighboring residents.
The outage began around 9:00 a.m. and was blamed on “electrical equipment failure”, according to Glendale Police spokesman Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
Maintenance workers with Glendale Water & Power were on campus to lend the college equipment to restore power, Lorenz said.
As many as 800 nearby residents were briefly without power before it was restored around 9:11 a.m., according to Water & Power officials.
Classes were cancelled for the remainder of the day Friday.