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Westfield High School Closing at 9:30 a.m. Due to Power Outage

This will be considered a snow day.

A power outage at Westfield High School is forcing the school to close at 9:30 a.m. Friday as a winter storm descends on Westfield. 

Westfield Board of Education member Mitch Slater said the outage was caused by a transformer fire on Trinity Place. This will not be considered a legal school day due to the early closure. 

Power outages are being reported across Westfield. Residents are asked to call PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 to report outages. 

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Valerie Catanzaro February 08, 2013 at 02:28 PM
Just spoke to WHS attendance. School not closing at 9:30.
Lisa Mandelblatt February 08, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Power is back on at the HS and dismissal is at the regular time.
Elizabeth Alterman (Editor) February 08, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Thanks, Valerie and Lisa, I got word that it had been restored minutes after I posted this story. I apologize for any confusion. Thanks again, Liz
Mitch Slater February 08, 2013 at 03:04 PM
What a crazy morning- Liz was posting after hearing from me- As I finished letting her know that 930 would be the dismissal- the power went back on and Fire Chief gave ok to keep open school to 1230 and then deal with the Trinity Transformer issue- Glad we have Patch to help get the word out besides my Twitter Feed (@mpslater) Go Patch...
Parent February 08, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Mitch, parents also have the phone system that notifies
JERSEY GIRL February 08, 2013 at 06:52 PM
The phone system didnt reach every parent, I didnt receive it. I had to find out the HS was open on the Patch.

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