Power Outage Forces Early Closing of Whittier Vo-Tech

A power outage forced the early release of students Thursday at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Students were released at noon.

“We are experiencing some blustery weather here in Massachusetts. We are seeing some trees coming into contact with infrastructure. We expect everybody to be back online by 2 p.m.,” said Amie O’Hearn, spokeswoman for National Grid.

National Grid reported nearly 500 Haverhill customers lost power this morning. Repairs were expected to be completed by early afternoon.