UPDATE: McKinley Elementary to re-open on Wednesday

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) UPDATE: 10/1/19 3:40 P.M.

McKinley Elementary School in Parkersburg will re-open on Wednesday after being closed for a day while officials fixed damage caused by an electrical problem.

The school was closed on Tuesday after Wood County Schools Superintendent William Hosaflook said a power surge "tripped several fuses and damaged some appliances."

The surge damaged a dishwater booster pump, but Hosaflook did not
have an estimate on the damage.

He said maintenance officials were working on fixing the problems Tuesday afternoon and that everything will be ready for students to return to school on Wednesday.


Wood County Schools Assistant Superintendent says McKinley Elementary School will be closed Tuesday, October 1st.

The issue comes from a transformer on a pole near the school, causing the power to go out. It is the only school affected.

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