VINELAND — Officials with the city’s electric company said crews plan on working through the night to restore power to Vineland High School.

Officials with the school district and the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility said they still do not know if the school on Chestnut Avenue will open on Wednesday.

District officials dismissed students at 12:27 p.m. today because of a power failure at both Vineland High School North and Vineland High School South.

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VMEU spokeswoman Lisa Lucena said the problem involved an on-campus power line. Work crews are trying to run a new power line from Chestnut Avenue to the high school complex, she said.

Lucena said the rainy weather is making the work more difficult.

Both Lecena and district officials said they hope to have the work finished in time for classes at the high school to resume Wednesday.

About 2,500 students attend classes in the Vineland High School North and Vineland High School South buildings.

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