West Rowan Middle students back to school Tuesday, make-up day Saturday

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 10, 2014

West Rowan Middle School students will return to class today and will make-up Monday’s missed classes this Saturday.

Students will arrive on a regular schedule Saturday and will be dismissed at 1 p.m.

“ It will be a good instructional day,” said Rowan-Salisbury School System Public Information Officer Rita Foil.

Classes were cancelled today due to a power outage.

The school lost power during Friday’s winter weather, and power was restored Saturday around 7 p.m.

“Then sometime during the night, the transformer blew,” Foil said.

School system officials had initially ordered a three-hour delay today at West Rowan Middle, but later decided it was best to cancel classes altogether.

Foil said about three-quarters of the building’s power was back on around 5:30 p.m. Monday and that crews would work to fully restore power.

Duke Energy crews discovered a wire problem behind the transformer that was causing it to blow.