UPDATE: Power Back On In Hyde County

A power outage in Hyde County has forced mainland schools to be closed today.

School officials say they do not know what caused the power to go out around 6:30 a.m. High winds gusting to near tropical storm force were present in that area during that time, and Hyde County is under a wind advisory today.

The Hyde County Sheriff's Office says a transmitter in Swan Quarter blew out.

Tideland EMC says power went out around 6:30 a.m. and was restored around 7:45 a.m.


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  • by hyde on Jan 13, 2012 at 06:32 AM
    why didn't they just delay school for 2 hours, and then if power still wasn't on then cancel. so now kids miss a day of school, will they make it up on monday?
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      by me on Jan 13, 2012 at 02:45 PM in reply to hyde
      noooo--can't do it Monday--it's martin luther king day. They'll wait till the end of the year and add on, or take away a spring break day.
  • by Power Company Official on Jan 13, 2012 at 05:00 AM
    Power was restored at 7:45 a.m.
  • by Power Company Official on Jan 13, 2012 at 05:00 AM
    Power was restored at 7:45 a.m.
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