Power Outage Causes Delayed Opening at 3 Schools
Friday, November 1, 2013 • 8:03am
Updated at 10 a.m.
FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - A transformer fire in the northeast quadrant of Fanwood has caused power outages on that side of town.
As a result, three schools are going to be on the delayed opening schedule: Due to a sudden power outage at Brunner, Evergreen and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School those three schools will have a 90-minute delayed opening today. A further update will be sent as we have more information.
A transformer caught fire in the 80 block of Westfield Road in Fanwood, near the Scotch Plains border. It has affected portions of both communities. Fanwood police could not give details regarding the scope of the outage or an estimated time when all power would be restored.
Power had been restored to all three affected schools shortly before 10 a.m. Brunner and Evergreen elementary schools and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School opened according to the delayed opening schedule at 9:45 a.m.