Broken pipe in Sid Rich leaves campus disconnected

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    A pipe in Sid Richardson Hall burst Thursday morning, taking out power to the TCU servers.

    University e-mail, phone and most Internet was taken offline, according to a TCU alert sent Thursday afternoon.

    University officials said basic services like Internet, e-mail and university phones should be back up within about a day. However more complicated services, like servers, could be offline into next week.

    The flooding was caused by a burst pipe, which left the technology room under several inches of water. Until that water can be drained and power restored, some servers on campus will remain offline.

    Winter weather hangs on into weekend

    The winter storm that blew into North Texas will stay through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

    There is a 40 percent chance of snow showers Thursday night into Friday morning. Temperatures will not rise above freezing until Saturday.

    Current weather reports indicate that North Texas could see snow showers Monday.

    According to the university’s Twitter page, students will not lose a holiday because of the unusual number of snow days taken by the university.