By Brooke Moody–

All classes were canceled Thursday evening due to power outage across campus resulting from construction on the new academic building.

“A contractor working on the new academic building inadvertently severed the power lines. No one was injured and we have alternative power in all residence hall,” U of L spokesman John Drees said.

Facilities that continued to go without power included Lutz hall, the service hall, Floyd Street Garage, Houchens and the chemistry building.

The Ville Grill and SRC remained open.

Power was restored after 8:30 p.m. Classes will resume normally Friday.