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Power restored at SCSU following crash, classes will resume at 5 p.m.

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Power knocked out to parts of Southern Connecticut State University. (WFSB photo) Power knocked out to parts of Southern Connecticut State University. (WFSB photo)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Part of Southern Connecticut State University campus in New Haven lost power after a downed utility pole on Wednesday morning.

As a result, the campus said classes were canceled until 5 p.m. on Wednesday while the United Illuminating company worked to make repairs.

"Effective immediately, the campus will be closed for students, faculty and non-essential staff until 5 pm. All classes scheduled before 5 pm are canceled," the school posted online in a statement.

On Wednesday afternoon, a little before 3 p.m., the university said power had been restored and classes from 5 p.m. on will be held as usual.

On Wednesday morning, a car collided with a pole on Crescent Street around 8:30 a.m. As of 3 p.m., the road was still closed to traffic between Fitch Street and Lot 12. The lot will be closed until all of the utility work is complete.

The university said commuters should utilize the Fitch Street/Wintergreen Ave garages for parking.

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