Lightning Damage Shuts Down U. of North Florida For Second Day
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Extensive electrical system damage caused by lightning forced the University of North Florida to cancel classes for a second day today.
Lightning struck the school’s main power distribution system Friday, damaging underground cables.
Repair crews were working around the clock, but the work may take several days to complete, the university said.
``Each time we repaired it, we found additional areas that have been damaged,″ said Dan Dundon, a university spokesman.
All faculty, staff and nonessential personnel were told not to come to the campus. However, power was restored to some areas and a basketball game remained on the schedule for tonight.
Some 7,000 students are enrolled during the summer semester, including 300 who live in an on-campus apartment complex that has suffered intermittent power outages, Dundon said.