Electrical fire fallout keeps NDDHS closed a fourth day, with restoration work to continue through weekend

The door to the electrical room at North Dundas District High School, photographed Wednesday morning, with contractor's truck visible at right. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

No promise of classes resuming this Monday

MAPLE RIDGE — The Upper Canada District School Board now expects efforts at restoring power at North Dundas District High School to persist through the weekend — but isn’t promising that students will return to class this Monday.

The school has been closed to staff and students since Tuesday following an electrical fire on Monday night this week.

In a Facebook post last night announcing the school would stay closed for a fourth consecutive day today (Friday, May 3), the board concedes that “repairs and maintenance staff will be working through the weekend in an effort to restore power”  but stops short of guaranteeing a date for a return to operations.

However, “progress” is being made, according to the board, which thanks “everyone for their continued patience. We want to ensure that power is fully restored and the school is safe before we welcome back staff and students.”

Nation Valley News has requested an estimate on the dollar value of the damages incurred at the school and how much is being spent to bring the building back online.

The board promises more updates on a daily basis.


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