ENGINEERS investigating a substation problem which closed a school twice say they have made a breakthrough.
Scissett Middle School pupils were asked to stay at home yesterday – the second time this week – when a total blackout meant there was no heating, lighting or cooking facilities at the school.
A warning was again sent out urging parents to keep their pupils at home.
On Tuesday the school was hit by a power failure at 7.15am.
Surrounding areas have also reportedly been affected.
Engineers from YEDL eventually isolated the problem to a water leak which had caused two different fuses to blow.
The new headteacher Helen Baxter, who took over the position during the heavy snow, said her first few months had been a “baptism of fire”.
When the first incident happened the parents evening planned for Tuesday went ahead as the electricity supply was later restored.
Jason Hardman, YEDL manager told the Examiner: “On Tuesday we had a “fuse activation” which affected the substation.
“We eventually discovered there was a localised flood so maybe that’s what caused it.”
They estimated to have the power restored by 3pm on Friday.
He added: “We apologise for the inconvenience.”
The school kept the parents and pupils informed about the school’s closure by text messaging and its website.