A power outage in the City of Lockport has prompted the cancellation of classes in district schools.
NYSEG reported early Thursday that a little more than 1,100 customers in the city were experiencing a disruption in service. Initial reports indicate that a vehicle struck a pole near the high school, causing the outage.
On its Facebook page, the Lockport Police Department reported that a school bus struck a guide wire on the east side of the high school while pulling into the loop off Locust Street. That action caused three poles to snap, according to the police. Live wires came down at Harding Avenue and Locust Street, starting a grass fire. At least one or more transformers are believed were "popped," police said. No injuries were reported.
In light of the outage, district officials notified parents, staff and students to the cancellation of classes at Lockport High School, Emmett Belknap Intermediate School and Roy B. Kelley Elementary School. The district's offices are also closed today, according to the notice.