MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – School is now canceled at Britton's Neck Elementary and Creek Bridge Middle/High School due to a power outage, district officials confirmed.
Below is a news release from the Marion County School District with details:
Due to the fact that Duke Energy indicates the power problem in the Centenary area will not be restored until noon Britton's Neck Elementary is without power and has no way to heat the building. Since families have children at both Britton's Neck and Creek Bridge Middle/High School, The Marion County School District is closing school at both locations. Students that were picked up by the bus this morning were taken to Creek Bridge High School so they could be in a warm environment. If parents or guardians are able to pick their children up, please pick them up from Creek Bridge High School. Buses will be leaving Creek Bridge at 9:15 to carry students back to their home. School will resume on a regular schedule tomorrow.
About 510 customers in Marion County are without power as of 7 a.m., according to the Duke Energy Progress outage map. The outage was caused by a vehicle damaging Duke Energy Progress equipment, according to the map.
According to Deborah Wimberly with Marion County School District, the outage was caused by a truck hitting an electrical pole.