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Rolling Blackouts Possible

The Independent Service Operators who control the power distribution grids have instructed the regional power companies (i.e. RG&E, NiMo, etc.) to shut down portions of their distribution grids. This is ongoing in our region at the present time.

Information known at this time:
—No advanced notice is provided to the power companies so there will be no advanced notice to their customers.
—Shut downs can be from 30 minutes to 2 hours in duration
—There is no time frame when we can expect to be out of this situation
—Any portion of the power company's grid can be affected.

Please consider the above information and be prepared for any such shut down. This information was provided by PaeTec, the Colleges' Internet and long distance telephone provider.