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Confusion Reigns After Cary Power Outage

Posted October 30, 2007 7:56 a.m. EDT
Updated October 31, 2007 12:58 a.m. EDT

— A power outage in Cary created some confusion Tuesday for a local high school.

Initially, officials at Panther Creek High School in Cary planned to close early because the school did not have any power when it opened at around 7:30 a.m. However, Michael Evans, spokesman for Wake County schools, said the school would remain open for students.

Power was later restored at the school at around 10:15 a.m.

Officials at the school did send students home for the morning, but it was up to the students to find transportation back to school. School officials said absences will not be counted.

Progress Energy said a feeder line located near N.C. Highway 55 malfunctioned, knocking out power to the school and traffic lights in the area.