CENTENARY — A couple of Gallipolis City Schools closed early due to a loss of power to the area on Thursday.
Gallia Academy High School and Green Elementary schools both released early in the morning hours of Thursday due to a lack of power to the area. Not only were the schools affected, but also homes and businesses in the area. According to American Electric Power officials, the power went out at 8:37 a.m. Students were later released at 10:30 a.m.
According to Gallipolis City Schools Superintendent Roger Mace, the early release was necessary due to the systems that rely on power necessary for the safety and education of those in the buildings.
“We hate to cause the parents any inconvenience, but with our security systems relying on power, Safety Director Troy Johnson had to make a tough call,” explained Mace.
AEP said the loss of power in the area was due to severe storms in the area that negatively affected power equipment. Power was restored to customers at 10:46 a.m., Thursday. Classes were expected to resume on Friday at the two schools.
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