Several Albany County schools were closed Tuesday due to an early morning power outage. The University of Wyoming Lab School, Slade Elementary, the Laramie Montessori School, and Laramie High School all canceled because of the lack of power. ACT testing at Laramie High School that was planned for today has been postponed to a later date.
More than seven thousand customers in Laramie lost power. David Eskelsen is a Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson, and says the cause of the outage wasn’t weather related.
"At 2 A.M we had a bird get into the substation at Laramie. That caused protective devices to activate on the main transformer. That cut power to 7,600 customers in Laramie."
Rocky Mountain Power says the outage occurred around 2 in the morning. Power was not fully restored until 9:30 a.m. No more outages are expected at this time.