VINELAND – Classes are resuming at Vineland High School this morning after crews worked through the night to restore power to the campus on Chestnut Avenue.

Both the Vineland High School North and Vineland High School South buildings will “open as usual today,” according to a statement from the district.

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District officials dismissed students at 12:27 p.m. on Tuesday because of a power failure at both buildings. The early dismissal applied only to students, district officials said.

The loss of electricity was caused by a short circuit in an underground conduit that carries a main power line to Vineland High School North, district officials said.

Crews from the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility worked to run a new power line from Chestnut Avenue to the high school, a utility spokeswoman said.

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

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