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Palmer: Electrical Issue at Bedford Middle School Resolved

UPDATE An electrical issue that impacted the heat at Bedford Middle School (BMS) has been resolved, Superintendent of Schools Colleen Palmer said tonight.

In several tweets, she said BMS and nearby Staples High School had their power interrupted earlier in the evening, and both went to generator power. 

“SHS back on grid now, but we have electricians en route to BMS as that school remains on generator power right now,” she said.

In a third tweet late tonight, she said: “Good news—got word team was able to fire up BMS boilers with some fancy wiring to the grid. School will be open at BMS tomorrow; bringing up the heat now to low 70s to warm school &  get ready for morning. Custodian on site for a bit, then monitor through normal remote sensors.”

Although Palmer did not mention it, firefighters responded to BMS earlier in the evening after a burned out motor caused a smoke condition. It was not clear whether this was related to the power issue,

She said she would be up early Thursday morning to assess conditions for the start of school.

Fairfield and Norwalk public schools announced delayed openings Thursday because of the severe cold.

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