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Schools close, delay openings across the state following storm

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Sunday's storm caused some serious damage to deal with across the state and some schools had to shut down on Monday.

Dozens of closures and delays were reported earlier in the morning. Stay up to date with the closures here.

East Hartford said it has two schools set to dismiss at 11 a.m. They are the Goodwin and Woodland schools. Students took the normal buses home at that time. 

"Oh, I had to pick my Grandson up from school," East Hartford resident Joanne Cooper said. "Because their power went out and he had to leave early so I came to pick him up." 

A limb came down on a utility pole and power lines about a block down from the school on Forbes Street.

Parents said they were told that kids would be sent home if the power didn't come back on. 

The East Hartford assistant superintendent apologized for the inconvenience to parents and said it was from the unfortunate circumstances with storm damage.   

In New Britain, officials reported that several schools were without power. They said there was a 2-hour delay and that schools eventually had to close for the day. They urged that the information be shared because they can't access their phone database to make calls.

"We know there is no power at Slade, Lincoln and Vance," the Consolidated School District of New Britain posted to its Facebook page. "We are still in the process of checking other schools and are in communication with the [New Britain Police Department] regarding downed power lines and any other obstruction in the road."

Norwich officials said their schools closed for the day. Wallingford Public Schools and Cheshire Public Schools were closed on Monday. Ashford, Preston and Voluntown reported that their schools were closed on Monday.

 Bethel schools were on a two-hour delay, but closed later on Monday. Watertown Public Schools also posted a 2-hour delay.

Many school superintendents told Eyewitness News they hope to have their doors open for kids on Tuesday, but it largely depends on clean up crews. 

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