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Power restored at Cobb County schools
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Power restored at Cobb County schools

MARIETTA, Ga -- Weather-related issues plagued three Cobb County Schools today who had to start the day without electricity.

"It was pitch black when we came in (school) and we had to go into the gym to wait until they got the electricity working, but it wouldn't work," said Gaven Allen, a first grader at Mountain View Elementary.

The district bused about 800 Mountain View Elementary students to Lassiter High School's Concert Hall.

A Georgia Power spokeman says a tree fell on power lines in the East Cobb community, stripping power to about 2600 customers, including the schools.

School officials gave parents the option of picking up kids and Heather Carman decided to get hers.

"They were worried about there was no food and no heat," said Carman, mother of a fourth grader and a first grader.

By the time the Mountain View buses arrived at Lassiter, the power returned to Mountain View.

Across Cobb County in Mabeton, a different problem. Power crews spent the day working on an underground line affecting just Lindley Sixth Grade Academy. Some of the students went homes; some to Lindley Middle School.

Powered returned to Lindley Sixth Grade Academy at about 4:45p.m., according to Georgia Power spokesman Bryan Green.

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