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Cranford Schools Will Be Closed on Nov. 7

Power outages in some schools along with the approaching nor'easter have prompted officials to close schools again on Nov. 7.

Cranford Public Schools will remain closed on Nov. 7 due to continued power outages in some of the facilities as a result of last week's super storm.

Schools have been closed since last week, ever since Sandy tore through the region, knocking down trees and power lines and causing widespread power outages. Although power has been restored in some school buildings, Superintendent of Schools Gayle Carrick said there are still some outages that have led to the decision to cancel classes again tomorrow.

"Power restoration continues throughout Cranford. However, all power has not yet been restored to our schools posing both light and heat problems," Carrick said in a letter posted on the school district's website. "We are working to secure two 400KW generators to assist in returning all students to school as soon as possible."

In addition, Carrick said the coming storm predictions indicate that we can anticipate rain, snow and wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour that will create unsafe conditions when mixed with remaining tree and electrical wire debris.

"Therefore, Cranford Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 7," Carrick said. "Cranford High School will be adjusting the end of marking period dates to accommodate student learning and the recent school closures."

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