Texas Schools Dealing With Rolling Power Outages

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Children at some schools across Texas faced being
in the dark during rotating electrical outages ordered by the
Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

ERCOT on Wednesday told utilities to begin electrical outages,
of 10 to 45 minutes, to compensate for a power shortage linked to
this week's extreme cold weather.

Dallas and Fort Worth school districts already had canceled
classes Wednesday, prior to the ERCOT announcement.

Classes were continuing as scheduled Wednesday in the Houston
Independent School District, the state's largest with more than
200,000 students.

Some campuses had sporadic power outages. HISD spokesman Norm Uhl says Houston schools were not closed.

The National Weather Service says temperatures were in the teens
early Wednesday in Houston.


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