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Heating issue forces elementary school to cancel class, activities

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EDMOND, Okla. -A local elementary school will be closing its doors on Wednesday for heating repairs.

Prairie Vale Elementary will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

District officials say the company supplying the HVAC units did not deliver the necessary equipment on time, so the school is forced to remain closed.

Crews will be installing a new HVAC unit once the equipment arrives.

School leaders say there is a large crane in the parking lot, blocking the main entrance.

Power has to be cut off while the units are being connected, which means that heating the building could be a challenge.

In a statement, the district said, “Due to safety concerns of the crane lifting units onto a roof in the direct path of the Prairie Vale entrance and during the time students are in school as well as the temperature concern, we do not feel it is in the best interest of students to be in school on Wednesday. This also includes morning and afternoon Antler Care.”