Updated, 10:35 p.m., March 19:
It appears that Greenwich High School students won't be able to sleep in on Wednesday morning.
A Connecticut Light & Power spokesman said late Tuesday that even if repairs to an underground cable are not completed, enough generators have been brought in to power the school for classes on Wednesday.
"The work is supposed to be done by 1 or 2 a.m. (Wednesday)," CL&P spokesman Tricia Modifica told Greenwich Patch late Tuesday night. "We have back-up generation. There will be power because we have brought in generators. School should be open."
Messages seeking comment from Greenwich Public Schools were not returned late Tuesday.
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According to Modifica, the cause of the failure of an underground cable which blackened the Hillside Road campus about 7:15 a.m. March 19 has not been determined. About two hours after the power failure, school officials decided to cancel classes, dismissing students at 11:37 a.m. and cancelling all after-school and evening programs and events.
She also could not provide the number of workmen assigned to the repair effort.
Mindful of the number of school days missed because of weather-related events, the utility has brought in the generators. "For sure they will have generation," Modifica said.d
Updated, 2:50 p.m.:
Greenwich Public Schools spokeswoman Kim Eves, in an e-mail, said Tuesday afternoon, "As of now, we are told that repairs will be made by tonight and school will be open tomorrow."
And "as of now, the (spring choral) concert will proceed as scheduled" for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school auditorium.
Updated, 1:50 p.m.:
This just in from Greenwich Public Schools:
As of now, ALL after school and evening activities at the high school are cancelled. (The choral dress rehearsal is now cancelled as well).
It was not immediately known when repairs to an underground cable would be completed.
Greenwich High School will be closing early today, Tuesday, March 19, due to a power outage, school district officials announced.
"We are releasing students at 11:37 a.m. and buses will be running. All after school and evening activities at the high school will be cancelled, with the exception of the Choral Dress Rehearsal, which will proceed as scheduled," according to an announcement released by the school district administration.
According to an email from Connecticut Light & Power spokesman Mitch Gross, "The issue is an underground cable. CL&P workers are there. No estimate as to when power will be restored." The outage was reported at 7:15 a.m.
According to the CL&P website, the high school is the only customer without service in town.