Power was out to parts of and the surrounding neighborhood early Friday morning, resulting in a delayed start to the school day just two weeks after the multi-day power outages caused by .
"Classes will start at 8:30," said EGHS Principal Michael Podraza, standing outside the high school a little after 8 Friday morning. "They'll just miss the first period."
Students had reported to school at the regular time - 7:30 - because the power troubles were not discovered until the first staff members arrived at the building after 6 a.m.
The outage did not affect every room. In some cases, according to Podraza, the lights in a classroom were working but not the computers. He said that three different electrical lines feed the building.
Power had been out at Meadowbrook, too, but since that school does not start until 9 a.m., their schedule was not disrupted.
Full power was restored to both schools at around 8:30 a.m.
A National Grid truck was parked on the side of Middle Road Friday morning, just west of Tanglewood. Ted Conway, one of the workers, explained what had happened.
"Where the wire was sleeved together, probably from the wind over time, the wires moving back and forth, it broke," he said. "So we're going to put in a new piece of wire."
But power was restored in advance of that repair, he said, because National Grid had been able to shift to other power lines.