Albion College Closed Due to Storm Damage

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Classes at Albion College are canceled until Monday.

Storms that rolled through the area Wednesday evening left "significant" damage across campus, according to a statement posted on the college's website.

The statement from the Office of Campus Safety says Albion has no hot water, Baldwin service or power, and that power lines and tree limbs are down across campus.

All residential buildings will be closed at 12 p.m. Thursday and students must be out by then. Students who can't leave will be able to stay in Seaton Hall through the weekend.

Non-essential faculty and staff should contact their supervisors to find out if they need to come to work Thursday; those with critical duties need to report, according to the statement.

Here is the statement Albion College posted on its website in its entirety:

College Closed Due to Storm Damage

8:51 p.m. ET from the Albion College Office of Campus Safety:

As a result of the significant damage across campus and in the city of Albion, the College will be cancelling classes until Monday, September 16th. The College has no hot water, no Baldwin service, and no power, including exterior lights and street lights, and at this time it is not known when these services will be restored. In addition, there are power lines and limbs down across campus, creating a hazardous situation. The Science Complex will remain open tonight for those who wish to stay there.

We strongly encourage all students to go home as soon as possible, tonight if it is safe and practical to do so. However, all residential buildings will be closed at 12pm tomorrow (Thursday, September 12th), and all students must be out of their rooms by that time. If you are unable to leave for transportation reasons, you may stay in Seaton Hall while the College is closed this weekend. All residence hall will open at 12pm Sunday, September 15th if power has been restored.

If you are a fall varsity athlete, your coach will be in contact with you about practices and your matches and competitions. You should check with your coach or the Athletic Director for specific instructions.

Again, we emphasize that this is a hazardous situation, and students and staff should not be out walking on campus. We are hopeful that all services will be restored by Sunday, and we will send out a confirmation message no later than 8am Sunday morning.

Faculty and staff who have critical functions need to report to work. Check with your supervisor if you are not sure whether you need to come to work tomorrow.

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6:11 p.m. ET from the Albion College Office of Campus Safety:

The storm that passed through Albion has done significant damage around campus. There are trees and power lines down across campus, and in the City as well. Students are advised to stay clear of tree limbs that are on the ground, as live power lines may be near them. In addition, the College phones are down. Campus Safety can be reached at 517 629 5610. Most buildings are without power, but Baldwin Hall and the Science Complex do have emergency power, so students may congregate there. Further updates will be sent as information is received.


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