Alerts, Shut Downs & Detours

ALERTS

  • None at this time 

 

SHUT DOWNS  

 

Emergency Campus-Wide Power Shut Down 

  • Further analysis of the electrical substation by Mississippi Power determined that a critical piece of support equipment was damaged and will require immediate replacement. As a result, a campus-wide power shut down will take place on Friday, June 22, beginning at 7 p.m. 

    The shut down will last approximately 6 hours, and all facilities on the Hattiesburg campus that are not currently connected to a backup generator will be without power.

    Prior to leaving on Friday, please power off all electrical equipment in your area. Once the repairs are complete and the power has been restored, Physical Plant technicians will make sure that the infrastructure — boilers, HVAC chillers, etc. -- in all facilities is back up and operating normally. Restarting of equipment is the responsibility of each department.

    If you have a need that requires special consideration during the shut down, please send your request to physicalplant@usm.edu by noon on Thursday, June 21.

     

 DETOURS & UPDATES 

  •  Pearl Street Sidewalk & Lane Blocked
The sidewalk along Pearl Street south of Joseph Greene Hall is blocked for unloading of materials. Pedestrians should use the crosswalk to travel to the other side of the street to the southernmost sidewalk.  One lane of Pearl Street is also blocked for this portion of the renovation project. For the safety of all, please be observant of pedestrians and equipment in the area, and stay outside of the boundaries of the orange construction fence.  The sidewalk and street will reopen to traffic in approximately three weeks.