Power outage at Bangor Union Elem. sends students home early

Feb 6, 2014 12:33 PM

(UPDATE) 11:29 a.m.- Reporter Matt Vaughan has confirmed power has been restored to the school, but students are still being sent home for the day. Some parents are picking up students from the school while others are being bused home.

PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno stated power was restored to all customers in the area at 10:52 a.m. this morning. Moreno said the cause of the outage appears to be weather-related damage to a utility pole outside one of their substations.

The Butte County office of Education (BCOE) has confirmed students at Bangor Union Elementary School were released early from class today due to a power outage.

According to Paul Moreno, PG&E Spokesman, the power outage was first reported at 9:02 a.m. Approximately 1,100 customers are still affected in the area and Moreno stated crews should have power restored between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today as they work on one of the power poles. The outage initially affected 1,500 PG&E customers, according to Moreno

The BCOE stated students were released from class at approximately 9:30 a.m.

We are waiting for more information from school officials for more details.


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