IC Norcom HS to reopen Tuesday after power outage

I. C. Norcom High School

UPDATE: Power was restored at I.C. Norcom High Monday afternoon. The school is expected to open on-time Tuesday.  According to Cherise Newsome, public information officer with Portsmouth Public Schools, the outage was caused by a failure with a control relay switch, also known as a partial system failure. Newsome says electricians ensured the system is stable, but more repairs will need to be made.


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth will be closed Monday due to a power outage.

Officials with Portsmouth Public Schools say generators have also been affected in the total outage.

Norcom buses are being returned to bus stops so that students can go back home. Officials say this is causing transportation delays with middle school bus routes.

Crews are working to fix the outage. It was not immediately clear what may have caused the outage.