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Power restored in Oxford

Posted September 23, 2008 6:29 a.m. EDT
Updated September 23, 2008 1:24 p.m. EDT

— Nearly 7,000 Oxford residents were without power for a time early Tuesday, according to police and Progress Energy.

The outage, which started overnight, was blamed on a problem at a substation on on U.S. Highway 15.

Progress Energy crews had restored power to all customers by 9:15 a.m., but had not identified the cause of the outage.

The lights did not come on in time for classes at three Granville County schools.  Students at Stovall-Shaw Elementary, Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary and Northern Granville Middle were dismissed early, according to Superintendent Tim Farley. Schools will re-open Wednesday and operate on a normal schedule.