School closed by power cut

A power cut has forced the closure of The Rookeries J&I School in Pontefract.

Engineers from Northern Power Grid (NPG) have been digging up the electrical supply outside the Carleton Road school after the fault was reported this morning.

A message to families on the school’s website said: “School is closed today, Tuesday September 19, due to a power failure.

“This should be fixed this evening by 6pm. We will post any updates as soon as we are notified of them. Thank you for your patience.”

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