ROME, N.Y. – Strough Middle School in Rome dismissed students at 10:15 a.m. due to a power outage.
The following notice was posted to the school’s website:
“At roughly 9:08 a.m. this morning, we were notified of a power outage affecting Strough Middle School. Currently, the power is not scheduled to return until approximately noon. Due to this report from the power company, and our inability to provide meals for students today, Strough will be dismissing at 10:15 a.m. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the District Office 315-338-6521. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
According to National Grid, an equipment failure on Turin Road caused the outage around 8:45 a.m., and impacted about 1,200 customers in the area. Power was restored around 9:45 a.m., but the decision to dismiss had already been made.