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Some Augusta Schools Close Early Due to Power Outage

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Hundreds of Augusta County students were sent home early Monday because of a power outage. Parents and caretakers had to rearrange their schedules or take off work to pick up their children by 12:30 p.m.

According to Dominion Power, 183 customers were without power for a couple of hours Monday morning when a fuse blew out. Augusta County alerted parents with students at Churchville and North River elementary schools of the situation through an emergency calling system. The schools did have partial lighting throughout the outage.

Even though the power came back on before 12:30 p.m., maintenance workers still had to check and make sure everything was safe and ready to go for the coming school days.

Considering all the days the schools in the county have already closed because of winter weather, parents regretted the loss of instructional time again Monday.

"It was a little bit of an inconvenience because I had to leave work early, so I'm going to have to do my work from home today. I'm very fortunate I can work from home, but it would have been nice for her to stay in school,” said Elizabeth Cox, a parent.

Dominion says power has been restored to all who lost it.

Regarding the days missed due to winter weather, students will now report to class next Monday and April 28 to make up for lost time.

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