The SOMSD sent out the following message via email at 2:30 on Tuesday:
The South Orange-Maplewood School District schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday October 31 due to power outages and hazardous conditions resulting from Hurricane Sandy. Please spread the word, as many families are without power. Please note that district servers are shut down and emails to @somsd.k12.nj.us addresses may be lost.
Patch will keep readers updated on what the situation is for the rest of the week.