NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Students at a Newport News elementary school were moved to a high school after the power went out Friday morning.
Michelle Price with Newport News Public Schools told WAVY.com the power went out at Greenwood Elementary School before 8 a.m. Students came into the school on schedule, though the school system did not have information on how long the power would be out.
According to Price, once the students were in their classes, the school system was told byDominion Virginia Power electricity wouldn’t be restored to the school until noon or 1 p.m. At that time, students were moved next door to Woodside High School.
Students will eat in the cafeteria and can go outside. Teachers and classes are under modified instruction at this time.
Price said officials hope to get the students back in their classes as soon as the power is restored, however, if the power is not restored by the time Greenwood usually dismisses at 3:40 p.m., they may be dismissed from Woodside.
Dominon Virginia Power spokeswoman Bonita Harris told WAVY.com the outage was caused by a failed underground cable and the problem has been located.
Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.
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