Power outage forces school closure in Souris

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Souris Consolidated School

Exams had to be re-scheduled at Souris Regional High School Wednesday after a power outage forced the closure of schools in the area.

Anna MacKenzie, principal at Souris Regional High School, said a plan was already in place in case of a school closure during the exam schedule.

"We should be able to finish up on Friday," she said.

Maritime Electric reported the power went out around 7:15 a.m. after two pieces of equipment on poles in Georgetown broke leaving about 5,600 customers without electricity in the Georgetown, Dingwells Mills, Montague, Souris and Pooles Corner areas.

After the brief outage the utility restored power to all but a few of its customers in eastern P.E.I. by about 9 a.m.

Exams started Monday in Souris and any that were cancelled because of the power outage will be written on Thursday.

MacKenzie said the school will still have its normal turnaround day between semesters on Jan. 20.

Although the power was only out for a few hours, MacKenzie said classes were cancelled because it was an outage.

"We didn't know when it would be back on," she said.

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Recent comments

  • Jim
    January 19, 2014 - 11:40

    Planning ahead and being prepared for situations like this is critical. I know, some may not understand how to plan ahead or be prepared but in this day and age WE DO have other options. If the utility company isn't responding in a timely fashion or the restoration process is less than stellar... A third party can be brought in to help both sides come together in the planning and response procedure. The next time you are having power problems at your home or office, head to www.outagecentral.com to ensure personnel in your area are aware of the problem. This way, the community and utility company together in real time through a third party response team!

  • WRONG!
    January 15, 2014 - 18:22

    Souris Consolidated school closed because, yet again the main floor of the building has flooded... how many times this winter alone has it flooded anyways???

  • Lies as always..
    January 15, 2014 - 08:27

    It was closed due to more flooding. Just more mold and bad air to come. Just for once be honest. We are well aware of the crap pile that is Souris Consolidated School.