Longview power outage forces high school to let out early

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Longview High School released students early Tuesday after power at the school went out.

SwepCo says they were installing a new transformer near the high school just after lunch. When they made a connection, equipment inside the transformer failed causing a power outage to 1,700 customers and forcing Longview High School to cancel classes for the afternoon. SwepCo spokesman, Keith Honey, said power has been restored to all the customers except for the high school. They expect to have the electricity restored to the school later in the day.

LISD spokesman Brian Bowman said the 10th and 11th grade students were in the middle of taking their TAKS test when the power went out. The students were able to move to another part of the building and finish the tests.

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