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Power Restored to Albemarle Middle School

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Power has been restored to Albemarle Road Middle School, which was closed on Wednesday due to a power outage.

According to Duke Energy officials, crews worked through the night to get the power restored around 9 a.m. today.

Duke officials say a damaged transformer that serves the school had to be replaced. Charlotte-Mecklenburg school officials say Albemarle Middle was operating with partial power on Monday that deteriorated to no power on Tuesday. A generator was used on those days to keep backup lights on and classes were not interrupted. The school released a statement letting parents know that safety was not an issue and that meals were still being served during the outage.

Earlier this month, 32 schools were left without power following Hurricane Michael, which brought strong winds and heavy rain to the area. All schools were closed during the outages because school officials said it would have been a “nightmare” to redo the entire bus schedule to accommodate closing only schools without power.

Albemarle Middle will reopen Thursday on a normal schedule.