The Blackout

It all started on September 19th. The road to the school was packed with cars, caution tapes were hung up along the sidewalks, and traffic cones were lined up on parts of the road. It was a little creepy and students wondered what was going on. Teachers said to come inside and go right to the gym.  

Once inside the gym we saw most of the school crammed up together in the tight space. Every single child that attended Greenacres was sitting down, and looking around in the darkness.

A branch had fallen on one of the electrical cables in front of the school on Huntington Ave. This caused much of the school to be blacked out.Con Ed trucks were out there, trying to fix the problem.The Con Ed had unhooked all the power so they could fix the problem, Greenacres was in the dark. Some kids had been hoping this was an excuse for a day off, but sadly, their wish had not come true. They went back to their classrooms and worked in the dark. Some teachers and students had flashlights, and workers were climbing on and off a big ladder to fix the cables.

Soon, the hall lights were bright again, and most classrooms were lit. Some classrooms still had no power though, like Mrs.Cooper’s fourth grade classroom.

The workers finally stepped down from their ladder and folded it up, a few moments after all the light was restored to the school around 10:30. That was a day to remember.

By Parth R. and Zoe G.

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