Three northern Baltimore County public schools were closing early Wednesday due to a power outage.
Hereford Middle School, at 712 Corbett Road in Monkton, closed at 10:30 a.m., the school system said.
Prettyboy Elementary School, at 19810 Middletown Road in Freeland, and Sparks Elementary School, at 601 Belfast Road in Sparks, were closing at 11:15 a.m., according to school officials.
A lack of water service also caused Middle River Middle School and Victory Villa Elementary School to close early Wednesday.
Middle River Middle, at 800 Middle River Road in Middle River, was closing at noon. Victory Villa Elementary School, at 500 Compass Road in Middle River, was closing at 12:15 p.m., school officials said.