Jul 28, 2014
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Power Outages Darken 4 Schools Wednesday

All after school activities are canceled on Thursday, according to the district.

Power Outages Darken 4 Schools Wednesday


[Updated: 8:05 p.m. Wednesday]

The first day of school for Montclair students in more than a week since Hurricane Sandy was interrupted by power outages today. 

The following four schools experienced intermittent power outages on Wednesday between 3 and 5 p.m., said Superintendent Penny MacCormack.

  • Montclair High School
  • Glenfield Middle School
  • Bradford Elementary School
  • Bullock Elementary School

Students attending aftercare and enrichment programs had to be picked up early by their parents. 

Due to the potential of continuing outages, the district is canceling all after school activities on Thursday. The YMCA aftercare program will take place as scheduled, and decision has yet to be announced about Montclair High School athletics on Thursday. 

"We are going to let [the high school] make those decision in a more timely fashion," said MacCormack. 

MacCormack said there have been no reports of electrical irregularities at the district's seven other schools.

Rolling power outages are expected to continue in the township while PSE&G crews repair electrical lines, but MacCormack said it should not adversely affect regular school hours. 

While the snow continues to accumulate from the nor'easter Athena on Wednesday, classes are still scheduled to be in session on Thursday. 


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