We would like to notify you that there was a vehicle accident on West Vine St. in Tooele around 10 a.m. today, (February 23), where the vehicle hit a transformer pole. This caused multiple schools to experience a power surge, as well as lose power for a short period of time. There was a message sent from Rocky Mountain Power to certain schools to unplug electronic devices. This message was sent as a precaution and all electronics have been re-plugged in. This did not impact the heat, light, or meals served during the school day. Thank you for your understanding as we work through this unforeseen issue. (Impacted schools include: CLC/Blue Peak High, Grantsville Elementary, Northlake Elementary, Settlement Canyon Elementary, Tooele Jr. High, Tooele High, West Elementary, Willow Elementary)
In Tooele County School District, our community expects timely communications, especially during safety concerns, like inclement weather. Because each weather-related call is based on current and forecasted conditions, we often publish a final decision early in the morning, rather than the night before. With winter conditions uncertain and further observations necessary, our crews start evaluating road conditions at midnight. Decisions to close the district are often made by 5:30 a.m.
While anyone can proactively check tooeleschools.org for updates, or watch for local media reports, below are options identified as fast and reliable methods for finding out when a district-wide delay or closure is announced.