Lightning hits Long Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Photo by Jake Gotta.

Cal State Long Beach canceled classes Tuesday evening because of a campuswide power outage that occurred as heavy rain hit the area.

Officials announced the cancellations around 6:25 p.m.

“If you are currently on campus, please calmly and safely leave campus,” officials said in an email. “All others should stay away from campus until further notice.”

They said crews were working to restore power and classes were expected to resume in the morning.

Hail and heavy rain hit the Long Beach area Tuesday evening after a cold front brought a dramatic shift in weather, causing power outages and downed wires in areas like CSULB and Naples. Power was restored to Naples around 6:45 p.m.