Crawley College campus without power - details on water pipe burst here
The majority of Crawley College's campus has been left without power - after a water pipe burst in the college's plant room
The water pipe in the college’s plant room burst over the weekend and caused significant disruption to the college’s gas, water and electricity supply.
The plant room houses incoming power to most of the site, and this equipment was submerged.
All power was cut off and will remain off until it is electrically certified as safe to turn back on.
This means the majority of Crawley College campus is currently without power. The college will be closed until Thursday April 1.
A Crawley College spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, we have closed the college today (Monday 29 March) following a burst water pipe.
“This has had a significant impact on our electrical, gas and water supply, as well as our telephony and IT systems.
“Our teams are working hard to safely restore these systems, but we have to put the safety of students and staff first. We cannot restore power until it is completely safe to do so.
“As such, we have made the decision to close the college until the end of the week (Thursday 1 April) and move learning online.
“We apologise for the disruption this has caused and thank our students for their patience and understanding.
“We would also like to thank West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, who attended the college on Sunday night (28 March) to pump out water and secure the building.”