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Advocate staff file photo by BILL FEIG -- Aerial of LSU showing the campanile, union and quadrangle.

Many buildings on LSU's campus are experiencing air-conditioning problems, and a fix could take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.

The LSU Emergency Operations Center put out an update Thursday evening saying LSU has identified the problem and is working on it.

"Climate control in many of our campus buildings is operated through a chilled water system. The system is currently operating at 32% of its normal capacity," the news release says. "This means that the system is currently unable to cool many campus buildings."

The outage is equivalent to the loss of about 2,800 residential air-conditioning units, according to the report, which also notes that the complexity of the repairs will delay the fix. It was not mentioned in the report when the issues were first noticed or reported.

In an effort to lower temperatures in classrooms and residence halls, LSU will turn off air conditioners in other buildings "that are not part of the academic teaching core," which includes all individual faculty and administrative offices.

Air conditioning will also be shut down for some interior areas of Tiger Stadium, the three buildings of Thomas Boyd Hall and Efferson Hall.

Some common areas on campus run on separate systems are not affected by the outage, including the Union, the UREC, some dining halls and the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the report says.

The Advocate reported in 2016 that LSU had a $510 million backlog for renovations and improvements, which included air conditioning and heating unit repairs.

The temperature hit a high of 87 degrees on Thursday amid the outage, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature is expected to remain at highs in the 70s and 80s over the next week in Baton Rouge.