Public schools in Kaplan are closed today because of a power outage.

According to Vermilion Parish School System Superintendent Jerome Puyau, the decision to close Kaplan High School, Rene Rost Middle School, and Kaplan Elementary School was made before buses started picking up students.

There is no timeframe from Entergy as to how soon power to the schools will be restored, but Puyau said even it power came back in the next 15 minutes, buses would not be able to run in time.

Puyau said an electrical pole snapped, causing the outage.

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