Tideland Electric says it will shut down a substation to replace equipment that caused an outage Wednesday morning.
The utility says it will shut down its Mattamuskeet substation at 2:00 p.m. for the repair.
Some 2,000 customers, including Mattamuskeet Elementary School and Mattamuskeet Early College High School, were affected by the outage around 10:17 a.m. The power company was able to return power about a half-hour later, but says the substation will have to be shut down to make permanent repairs.
The planned outage is expected to last around 30 minutes.
A power outage forced school officials to dismiss school early in Hyde County.
All students and staff were scheduled to be dismissed at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Tideland EMC says power went out to the Mattamuskeet Substation in Hyde County. At 10:50 a.m., all power was restored.