Power outage prompts delayed opening at 3 schools in Wallingford

Power outage prompts delayed opening at 3 schools in Wallingford



WALLINGFORD —The opening of three public schools was delayed three hours after a car struck a pole on Route 150 early Friday morning, knocking out power in the Yalesville section of town.

Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Menzo announced the delays for Highland Elementary School, Mary G. Fritz Elementary School, and James H. Moran Middle school.

Sgt. Michael Forcier said a car struck a pole on Main Street (Route 150) about 6 a.m. A section of the road was closed between Old Colony Road and Route 68. Power in the area was restored.

Forcier said one person was taken to the hospital after the crash. The extent of their injuries was not immediately clear.

“We weren’t aware how long it would take to restore power,” Menzo said. “We (decided) on a three-hour delay to air on the side of caution.”

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