CAPAC — Classes were cancelled on Tuesday, Jan. 8, due an electrical issue at one of Capac Community Schools' buildings.
Supt. Jeff Terpenning reports that the wind apparently dislodged some wires at the elementary school in the overnight hours and when staff arrived Tuesday morning they discovered one wing of the building was without power.
Terpenning said there was no damage to the building itself.
"For the safety of students and staff, we decided to close down for today," he said.
The classrooms affected by the outage also influenced their decision. The affected wing is home to the school's youngest students—kindergarten and preschool—who can't be easily moved to another part of the school, Terpenning added.
He praised DTE Energy crews for their quick response and noted that power was restored between 10:30 and 11 a.m.
"They were here within an hour and brought tons of people. They did a great job," Terpenning said.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.