Power outage closes Thomaston area schools

Posted Feb. 13, 2014, at 7:21 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2014, at 1:13 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — A power outage closed six schools in Regional School Unit 13 on Thursday.

The cause of the outage was not immediately available but RSU 13 issued a notice that Oceanside High School West, Lura Libby School and Thomaston Grammar School in Thomaston; the Gilford Butler School in South Thomaston, the St. George School, and the Cushing Community School were closed.

Power was reported restored in parts of South Thomaston and Thomaston by 6:30 a.m. The cancellation of school was announced before power was restored.

At the peak early Thursday, about 5,700 customers in those communities were without power.