Multiple Valley school districts closed due to power outages from high winds

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- School campuses in Mariposa County, Sierra Unified and Pine Ridge School District are closed today due to power shutoffs.

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Sierra Unified and Pine Ridge were scheduled to return to in-person learning today, but are once again delayed due to power outages caused by high winds.

Pine Ridge School District officials say power was cut at 1:30 am.

Both Sierra High and Pine Ridge School were originally set to return to in-person learning back on January 5, but due to a county health request over COVID-19, the school had to wait until today.

These outages come due to high wind gusts moving through the area, which is also posing an increased risk for damage to the electric system and fires.

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Mariposa County schools have been with in-person instruction but will remain closed today due to the power outages.
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