Power Outages Delay, Dismiss Schools

Separate power outages caused schools in two states to change plans today.

An Monday morning outage around Route 73 in Maple Shade caused all Maple Shade School District schools to open 90 minutes late.

Dispatchers said the outage was caused by an issue at a local power station earlier Monday morning.

By 9 a.m. PSE&G had restored service with only a handful of customers still without power.

Around 11 a.m. Gladwyne Elementary School on Righters Ferry road announced that it would be dismissing classes at 11:50 because the Main Line school had no power.

The school said that PECO couldn't confirm when power would be restored so they couldn't "provide adequate heat and learning conditions for our students."

Teachers and staff would be alerting parents to let them know of the early dismissal.

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