ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Three schools in Anderson County were dismissed early Wednesday due to a power outage.

According to Anderson School District One, Concrete Primary, Powdersville Middle, and Powdersville Elementary Schools all lost power.

“For the district safety is obviously a top priority,” Jennifer Mazza, communications coordinator, said. “That is the main focus for the district and they work very closely with Duke Energy and communicating with them on when power will be restored. They we’re in communication with them this morning and ultimately the decision was made that the best decision was to dismiss those three schools.”

The district said the power outage was caused by a tree falling on a power line at a home on Three Bridges Road.

Due to the outage, the district dismissed early at the three schools.

Concrete Primary and Powdersville Elementary dismissed at noon while Powdersville Middle will dismiss at 1 p.m.

The district said while Powdersville High School is not far from where the tree fell, they were not dismissed early.

“They are on a separate power grid as the other schools,” Mazza said. “That is the primary reason they were not affected. Their power did not go out as it did at the three other schools.”

Duke Energy reported just over 2,000 customers without power in the area.

They said power was restored shortly after noon.