Branchville Elementary School to close early Friday

Branchville Elementary School will close early Friday, Oct. 12.

The school has been operating under partial power following Thursday's storm.

"Teaching and learning has continued throughout the morning, but now we have lost water pressure and need to conduct an early emergency dismissal at noon," Ridgefield Public Schools tweeted Friday shortly after 11:30 a.m.

Branchville is located at 40 Florida Road — a short distance from a downed utility pole at 139 Ethan Allen Highway that has created traffic problems on Route 7 throughout the morning.

First responders continue to detour Route 7 traffic onto Route 102 (Branchville Road).