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Update: Power restored to Winona ISD, residents

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UPDATE: As of 12:05 p.m., SWEPCO reports power was restored to 377 customers in the Winona area, and that includes all campuses in the school district.

A SWEPCO spokesperson tells CBS19 the power outage happened around 9 a.m. off Hwy 155 south of Big Sandy. That spokesperson explains a contractor was working on road construction and knocked down some trees in the process. They fell over and hit nearby power lines.

Administrators in Winona made sure students had some food in their stomachs before they left for the day, improvising with no electricity.

"We got with our cafeteria staff and they said we have cheese sticks, fruit and some crackers so we ran everybody through and gave them a chance to eat before we put them back on the bus," Denise Shetter, Winona ISD Superintendent, said.

Classes will resume on schedule Tuesday.

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WINONA (KYTX) - Winona ISD will be closing early Monday (today) due to a significant power outage. School administrators tell us trees falling on power lines caused the power outage. This happened around 9 a.m. this morning.

Parents are being notified by cell phone to pick their students up by noon. Buses will also run at noon today to take children home.

Swepco is working to get the power restored to the district. Swepco has notified the district power could be back on by late this afternoon around 3 p.m.

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