Lompoc High School was without power for much of the school day Monday before the electricity was restored around 12:30 p.m.

The outage is believed to have been caused by a faulty underground electrical cable, according to a Lompoc city spokesperson. School remained in session.

The power outage at the school was reported to city electrical crews shortly before 6 a.m., according to the city. Crews immediately went to work following that report.

“It’s unclear yet whether the problem was storm-related,” read a statement from the city, referencing Sunday night’s storm that brought rain and lightning to the area.

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During the outage, the city worked closely with Lompoc Unified School District officials, according to the city. LUSD administrators notified parents of Lompoc High School students about the situation.

Emergency generators were brought to the school cafeteria to ensure food was kept safe, and portable toilets were also delivered, the city reported.

This report was prepared by Willis Jacobson. He can be reached at wjacobson@leecentralcoastnews.com.

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