UPDATE: Power has been restored to campus, school officials said at 12:35 a.m.


MURFREESBORO, N.C. (WAVY) — University officials have sent out a HawkAlert to students informing them that power is out at Chowan.

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As of 11:15 p.m. on Friday, about 725 people are without power at Chowan and in the surrounding areas. University officials said that power was out due to a down power pole from a car accident.

Dominion does not have an estimated time of when power will return.

Students on campus are asked to stay in their rooms and layer up.