Columbia, SC (WLTX) —
While power was out when students arrived this morning, the school district says the school has been able to operate with power from a generator for long enough to provide some instruction and feed students.
A spokesperson for the districts says they are told by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative that the outage is due to downed limbs resulting from storms that tore through the Midlands Sunday. The National Weather Service has said that two tornadoes touches down in Lexington County Sunday, one of which is in the vicinity of the school.
The district say it does not have an estimate from Mid-Carolina as to when power will be restored at the school. Parents are urged to monitor the districts social media accounts for updates on plans for Tuesday.
n a statement on the district's website, officials say:
This decision is being made in an abundance of caution for students and staff. The district is working closely with several agencies and with the power company to stay apprised of estimated power restoration times.Any future announcements will be made using the school district’s automated telephone system, the district website, social media and local media outlets.