Overnight storms knocked out the power to over 200,000 people, disrupting classes for many school districts. By 11:20 a.m. about 91,000 people were still in the dark, as Oncor crews continue to work to get power restored.
Officials are warning anyone who's walking to work or school to be careful, as many power lines are down across North Texas, and stepping on live wires is dangerous.
Parents; take the time to talk to your kids about avoiding downed power lines as they walk to school this morning. #FWSafe— Fort Worth Fire Dept (@FortWorthFire) March 29, 2017
SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DELAYS
Arlington Independent School District tweeted that some campuses are closed on Wednesday, including: Arlington Collegiate High School, Bowie High School, Seguin High School, Venture High School, Newcomer Center, Barnett Junior High, Ousley Junior High, Nichols Junior High, Turning Point Junior High, Ashworth Elementary, Bebensee Elementary, Beckham Elementary, Bryant Elementary, Butler Elementary, Fitzgerald Elementary, Pearcy Elementary, Starrett Elementary, West Elementary, and Williams Elementary.
Bishop Dunne Catholic School has canceled all classes.
Firewheel Christian Academy has canceled all classes.
Glen Rose Independent School District announced that school will be delayed until 10 a.m. Wednesday due to the power being out on campus.
Due to lack of electricity, school will start at 10. Buses will run two hours behind schedule.— Glen Rose ISD (@GlenRoseSchool) March 29, 2017
Mansfield Independent School District announced Wednesday morning that all schools will be closed for the day due to the outages.
Mountain View College will be delayed until noon.
Tarrant County College's Southeast Campus announced that the school will be closed until further notice due to the outage.
Southeast Campus will be closed until further notice today, March 29th, due to a power outage. Check https://t.co/WL16aJYJHl for updates— TarrantCountyCollege (@TCCollege) March 29, 2017