Area Schools Close Or Delay Start Due To Power Outages

Parkway Schools also forced to cancel some classes

Tom Franklin
November 26, 2018 - 7:03 am

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Students and staff at Affton High School get to stay home today thanks to a power outage.

School officials say an outage affecting 155 Ameren customers on MacKenzie north of Gravois is affecting "a significant portion of the building." Ameren doesn't have an estimated time of restoration at this point.

No other Affton Schools are affected.

Also, outages are forcing Parkway Schools to close Claymont Elementary, Adventure Club and Community Education classes.

Whitfield School in Creve Coeur will have a late start today due to a power outage.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LATE START November 26, 2018<br><br>We just learned that power is out in a large portion of our building. At this point, we are calling a Late Start for today/Monday, November 26. We are in communication with Ameren UE regarding the estimated time that power will be restored.</p>&mdash; Whitfield School (@WhitfieldSchool) <a href=""">">November 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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As of 7 a.m. Monday, Ameren said over 16,000 customers in the St. Louis area were without power due to Sunday's storms. If you're one of them, check the status of your outage here.