New Kent schools lose power due to high winds

New Kent middle and high schools lost power early Friday morning due to high winds.

According to a post on the New Kent County Facebook page by New Kent County Public Schools, New Kent middle and high schools lost power around 10:25 a.m and students were dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

George Watkins Elementary School still has power and the students will be released at their normal dismissal time, due to bus stop safety concerns.

Elementary parents are welcome to come and pick their children up at either elementary school at any time this afternoon,” New Kent County Public Schools said. “Otherwise they will be on the bus at their normal time.”

The phones are down at New Kent Elementary School. NKCPS said they apologize for any inconvenience.

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