Dozens of Mid-South schools closed due to Harvey

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - More than a dozen Mid-South schools closed Friday after Tropical Depression Harvey moved through the area.

The schools either sustained damage from the storm or were without power Friday.

Jackson Elementary School was one of the schools that couldn't accept students because the power was out.

School resource officers were at the school Friday morning informing parents that didn't get alerted about the closure Thursday night.

Students were obviously excited to learn they had a four-day weekend on their hands.

MLGW is switching circuits to restore some of the power. Twenty crews from out of town are on the way to provide backup.

City of Memphis Director of Public Works Robert Knecht said they were alerted to 39 downed trees blocking streets Thursday.

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MLGW said it expects to have power restored to everyone by Sunday.

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