A power outage caused by damage to equipment affected almost 2,000 residents Tuesday evening.
An outage map on the Duke Energy website showed that the northern area of campus and parts of West Lafayette were affected. At its peak, the outage reached about 1,764 customers.
Purdue University Fire Department officials on scene said a power line had broken on the corner of Vine and Fowler streets.
The outage was caused by several broken conductors, according to a Duke Energy representative.
Power was restored to almost all customers by 9 p.m.