Power outage cancels classes at St. Paul Central High School
- Article by: TIM HARLOW
- Star Tribune
- June 4, 2014 - 10:18 PM
Classes at St. Paul Central High School were called off Wednesday due to a power outage, school officials said.
At 6:30 a.m., power at the school was restored, but by then word had spread too far to rescind the closing, said Toya Stewart Downey, a district spokeswoman.
Central was among 1,440 customers that lost power after a wire burned at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday. Power was restored at 10:25 p.m.
But to make permanent repairs, crews shut off power at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday for 17 customers, including the high school. Power to those customers was restored at 6:30 a.m., said Xcel Energy Inc. spokeswoman Mary Sandok.
The last day of classes in St. Paul is Monday.
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