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Thursday - January 21, 2010

Power Outage Update

Thursday, January 21, 3:00 p.m.

SLAC work crews from Facilities and other areas have been very successful restoring electrical power to most of the SLAC campus following a site-wide power outage Tuesday morning. As of 8:00 a.m. today, SLAC has reopened for business with most facilities operating normally.

However, much work remains to be done. During and after the storms, SLAC suffered flooding, mudslides, downed trees and other problems that are still being addressed. Consequently, employees are encouraged to use caution on site, avoiding areas that appear dangerous or that still need to be cleaned up. Please be cautious on the roads.

As SLAC personnel return to work, they may discover leaks and other damages that need to be repaired. If these pose an immediate safety hazard, please call x5555. For non-hazardous issues, please submit a standard Work Order to get repairs addressed.

Employees should not enter or attempt to work in a dark building! Employees in the following directorates may relocate as indicated below, if needed:

  • Accelerator Directorate and LCLS – relocate to Building 280
  • PPA – relocate to ROB
  • Operations – relocate to Building 24

SLAC Users will be contacted by (or should contact) their User Coordinator regarding conditions for pursuing research through end of week.

SLAC personnel should monitor the SLAC Hotline (877-447-7522) and/or this page for further developments.

Other announcements:

  • Alpine Gate has reopened.
  • During the outage, non-essential employees who were not allowed on site will receive normal pay.
  • Generally, because of continuing recovery work around the site for the next few days, all special events that can be canceled should be canceled or postponed.

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