Students and staff at Wakefield High School are heading home early today, thanks to a power outage in the neighborhood.
Arlington Public Schools announced the dismissal around 12:30 today.
Due to a power outage in the area, @WHSHappenings is dismissing early. Families can check School Talk for more information.
— Arlington Public Schools (@APSVirginia) October 4, 2018
According to an email sent to Wakefield parents and forward to ARLnow, the building currently has “no power, running water or phone service.” Students will be dismissed as bus service becomes available, the email said.
APS added in the announcement that power outages are impacting surrounding homes as well. A Dominion Energy outage map only shows three outages in the area, with two along nearby S. Carlin Springs Road.
— Wakefield Counseling (@WakeCounselors) October 4, 2018