UPDATE: ATCO Gas says the cold temperatures caused a natural gas outage in the Teepee Creek and Bezanson area. It has since been restored and crews are visiting homes to restore heat and relight appliances.

Students at Bezanson School are getting an early weekend as the building’s heating isn’t working. Peace Wapiti School Division says the problem is being worked on, but there’s no estimated time for the repair.

As students are already at school, heaters are being delivered to make sure the building is at a safe temperature. Parents and guardians are being contacted to pick up their children. PWSD will then decide if a bus will be needed to get any remaining students home.