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Phone system down at Grainger County High School after power outage

Every school but Washburn School will be dismissing at 9:30 a.m.

GRAINGER COUNTY, Tenn. — All Grainger County Schools except for Washburn School will be dismissed Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. due to a "sudden broad" power outage.

The power outage occurred in the Bean Station and Rutledge areas, GCS said. Officials said it knocked out the intercom system, bell system and phones at Grainger High School.

Faculty and staff will stay at school until 10:30 a.m. to make sure all students are heading home, according to GCS. 

Students will need to attend Grainger High School on Wednesday, but with the affected systems unavailable. If emergencies develop, they urged people to call the central office at 865-828-3611 and they will get messages to students.

Good evening Grainger High School parents, this is Dr. Atkins, Director of Schools. With the power outage today, it...

Posted by Grainger County Schools- Official Site on Tuesday, November 16, 2021