Tiverton schools open Wednesday; lights go on overnight

Tiverton schools open Wednesday; lights go on overnight


TIVERTON — All Tiverton schools will be open again and operating Wednesday, Oct. 31, following late night power restoration efforts Tuesday by National Grid crews. Buses will run their normal schedules.

Schools had been closed Monday and Tuesday due to power outages and the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

The announcement that all schools would be up and running came early Wednesday morning about 5:20 a.m..

Power had been restored yesterday during the day to the high school, the middle school, and to Ranger Elementary School, said School Committee Chairwoman Sally Black. But outages continued into the night in much of town.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday night school officials were uncertain whether power would be back on in the two remaining schools in time for school to be held Wednesday, but it eventually was. National Grid crews working during the night restored electricity to Fort Barton School, and finally — the last to be switched on — to Pocasset Elementary School, she said.

Parents with questions should check the school website, call their respective schools, or call the school superintendent’s office.