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A power outage inside the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation building on the UW campus kept workers out of the building Wednesday morning and into the afternoon.

University of Wisconsin-Madison police originally said the outage could last until Thursday morning, but power was restored before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

“Crews worked hard and found the source of the issue,” UWPD spokesman Marc Lovicott said in an email. He said power was restored and the building has reopened.

Officials said Wednesday afternoon that though the source of the outage had been repaired, the cause was still not clear.

UWPD said workers were asked to stay away from the building Wednesday morning due to safety concerns in connection with the outage.

Lovicott said workers were advised to stay in touch with their supervisors for further updates and instructions.

There is no word yet on what caused the power outage.