Update: After many hours of work on the problem, engineers granted students in Holbein and Willis Jackson halls access to their halls of residence at around 9.40pm, with all problems fixed (however there was still no access to some entrances due to continuing repairs being carried out by EDF engineers in the street).
Students have been evacuated from Halls in Evelyn Gardens after a minor explosion yesterday evening has disrupted electricity and water supplies to the buildings and caused a halt in internet and telephone services. Students returning this evening have found that the problems have still not been fixed and have been sent away again.
DPEW, Hannah Theodorou, who is staying in one of the halls told Live! "a pathing slab was literally blasted into the air and then we were left with no power. Luckily I had enough battery left on my laptop to finish my Council Report."
The Halls affected include Southwell, Holbein and Willis Jackson.