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UPDATE: Four Loudoun schools recovering from power outages

Hillsboro, Mountain View and Round Hill Elementary Schools and Woodgrove High School experienced power outages Wednesday morning.

Mountain View, Round Hill and Woodgrove's power outages were caused by a car crash shortly before 9 a.m. on Hillsboro Road that damaged a utility pole, Loudoun County Public Schools Public Information Officer Wayde Byard said.

Hillsboro Elementary's power outage was caused by an unrelated issue, Byard said. All schools utilized back-up generators and staff prepared alternative lunches as a precaution. LCPS did not anticipate changes to the school day schedule, and all schools had power restored by noon.

Hillsboro Road was closed for several hours as Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies cleared the scene and utility crews replaced the damaged pole, LCSO spokesman Kraig Troxell said. An Alert Loudoun message originally stated the pole and power lines obstructed the roadway, but Troxell later clarified the pole was structurally damaged enough to need replacing, but was never knocked down.

The driver, a juvenile, was issued a summons for a traffic citation and taken to a local hospital where they were released, Troxell said.


Probably a Virginia driver with personalized plates going 10 mph under the speed limit with a line of cars behind them.  Clueless and talking on the phone about how important their life is.


Probably an impatient WVa driver tired of daily backups on Rt 9, using Hillsboro Rd as a bypass, passing on a double yellow line losing control & crashing.

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