- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) - Hundreds of students at the University at Buffalo are returning to their dormitory after they had to leave when the power went out.

UB officials say the power went out Wednesday morning when frozen sprinklers in the six-building dorm complex on the North Campus in suburban Amherst caused some flooding that knocked out an electrical panel.

More than 500 students had to relocate while the problem was fixed. Most spent the night sleeping on cots set up in the gym at Alumni Arena while the rest found other places to stay.

Local media report that students were allowed back into the Red Jacket residence hall starting at 7 a.m. Thursday.

UB officials blamed the cold weather for the sprinkler malfunction.

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