Power outage cancels classes at East Providence’s Riverside Middle School

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EAST PROVIDENCE — A power outage in the neighborhood near the Forbes Street location of Riverside Middle School forced the cancellation of classes on Monday, Sept. 23.

School administrators were informed by power officials in the early morning hours, roughly around 4:30 a.m. Staff was notified there would no classes about a half hour later.

As of mid-afternoon, National Grid was not reporting any current outages in the Riverside, 02915 area code.

Administrative assistant Pat Ianelli said Grid was working on what is believed to be a problem with a transformer in the area. School is expected to back in session in time for Tuesday, Sept. 24.

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