Volume 90, Issue 91

Tuesday, March 18, 1997

Golden Mean


Campus cops feel the deep freeze

As Ontario homeowners felt the wrath of winter storms this weekend clashing with the province's hydro companies, Western was not without its electrical problems.

"Throughout the campus there were various spots of power outages," Const. Wendy McGowan, of the University Police Department, said. Before 11 a.m. there were four power failures on campus due to the ice storm.

Fire alarms were activated because of power-related disruptions, she said.

At 6:30 a.m. Friday, the London Fire Department made a visit to Somerville House to check an alarm which turned out to be a malfunction.

Then a vehicle backed into another vehicle near Lambton Hall at 10:44 a.m. Traffic lights at Western and Elgin roads and Western and Sarnia roads were down as well.

"I don't think it was a major disruption on campus like other areas in the city," McGowan said, adding Western's problems were manageable and physical plant brought everything to order.

Other than Mother Nature playing with the laws of the land, the campus police had a fairly quiet weekend. Some books were possibly stolen from Weldon library and two people reportedly tried to climb Talbot College, McGowan said.

–Karena Walter

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