Power Loss Closes Pottsgrove High, District Offices

PECO Energy crews and area firefighters (at top) were among those responding Wednesday to a faulty electrical transformer that has temporarily closed Pottsgrove High School and district offices

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Because both Pottsgrove High School and Pottsgrove School District offices are without electrical power Thursday (Sept. 9, 2021), high school students will attend the day’s classes on “a virtual learning platform,” the district told parents in a Wednesday (Sept. 8) afternoon e-mail.

All other district school buildings will be open and operating normally, it also said.

The two buildings’ loss of power resulted from a transformer malfunction and shutdown that occurred Wednesday morning at the high school. “The wiring from the transformer to the high school was discovered to be faulty,” the district reported. Workers will spend Thursday attempting to fix that damage and restore power, the e-mail added.

In the interim, both buildings will be closed and inaccessible, it said.

Additionally, the district said Athletic Director Steven Anspach is expected to make a decision Thursday morning on the fate of after-school activities, and report it to students and parents alike.

District officials thanked high school students and their families for their “flexibility” as the district, PECO Energy crews, and an array of first-responder dealt with the power outage. See The Posts’ story on it, here.

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