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UPDATE 8:05 p.m. All Middletown Public and Parochial schools will open Wednesday, Oct. 31, including Lawrence Elementary.
City schools will resume classes Wednesday, with the possible exception of Lawrence Elementary, according to Mayor Dan Drew, due to power issues.
As of 3:40 p.m., 702 (3 percent of) Connecticut Light and Power customers remained without electricity, including Route 3 in the Westfield section of Middletown. Drew said CL&P crews are working to restore power and “we have made very, very strong headway” since the height of the storm just 12 hours ago, when as many as 2,012 customers were in the dark.
“There’s just no guarantee that power will be restored to Newfield Street,” Drew said. “We have to get the school up and running and the traffic light running first.”
Moody Elementary School was without electric service earlier Tuesday, the mayor said, but has since been restored.
St. Mary’s Elementary announced earlier on its Facebook page that classes are in session Wednesday and Wesleyan University declared the same.
Xavier High School will be open.
Mercy High School will be open, according to Marie Kalita-Leary, director of communications. However, staff do understand families are without power in cities and towns that were hard hit and do not expect parents to send their daughter to school if conditions are not safe. "We hope and pray that everyone came through the storm safely," she added.