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Outage closes 3 schools, thousands without power in Springfield

Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 9:58 AM
By: Parker Perry, Breaking News Staff

Two Springfield City schools have closed for the day and about 3,300 are without power across Clark County due to an outage Monday morning.

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The Clark Center, which has preschool classrooms and is home to the district’s administrative offices, and Snyder Park Elementary School will be closed Monday. School district administrative staff members have moved over to work at the Springfield Center for Innovation: The Dome on South Limestone Street.

Also affected Monday morning was Rockway School in the Clark-Shawnee Local Schools district although classes remain in session. A district spokeswoman said buses were already on routes when the power went out and finished their pickups. The school has temporary provisions for lighting and meal prep so the school can remain open.

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The school will re-evaluate if power isn't restored soon, the spokeswoman said.

Ohio Edison’s website reports that about 2,200 customers in Springfield are without power, with several more around Clark County with no electricity.

Several traffic lights are reported as out as well, including at the intersection of West Main Street and South Bechtle Avenue in Springfield.