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Power Failure Leads to High School Dismissal

By Potomac Local News February 28, 2013 12:31 pm

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Update 

Power has been restored to Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge. School will be open on time Friday morning, school officials said. 

12:30 p.m. 

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Students at Gar-Field Senior High School were dismissed at 9:30 a.m. Thursday after power to the school was lost.

Buses were called to the school to take home students, said Prince William County Public Schools spokeswoman Irene Cromer.

The power company charged with providing electricity to the school, NOVEC, said there was a high voltage cable failure in the area. The school has partial power now, and crews expect to the have the whole thing restored by 2:30 p.m., stated NOVEC spokeswoman Priscilla Knight.