Power outages force school closures

Mar 9, 2017

UPDATED AT 6:45 a.m. - Strong winds on Wednesday caused power outages around the Lansing area. As a result, a number of schools are without electricity and will be closed today, including East Lansing schools.

In Lansing, Averill, Lewton, North, Post Oak, Fairview, Woodcreek and Elmhurst schools are closed. Cole Academy,  the Greater Lansing Islamic School and the El-Shabazz Academy are also closed.

Grand Ledge schools are also closed today, as is St. Gerard School.

There's no school today at Elmwood Elementary in the Waverly school district.

In Charlotte, Galewood School is closed.

The Okemos School District has one closing, at Bennett Woods School.

Also shut down today are Relevant Academy of Eaton County, and Leonard Elementary in the Ovid-Elsie district.