WATERBORO — The power is back on in Waterboro but schools in RSU 57 are still closed today after an early morning car crash knocked out power to several areas of the district.

The regional district, which includes Massabesic High School, announced on its website that schools are closed today and middle school parent-teacher conferences are postponed.

The outages were the result of a crash at 5:23 a.m. at 336 Main St. when Mark Morrison, 19, of Waterboro crashed the car he was driving into a utility pole, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office. Morrison apparently fell asleep, the sheriff’s office said.

The crash snapped the pole and pulled wires down, disrupting a nearby substation and knocking out power to about 1,800 customers. School officials were told the repairs could take until 8:30 a.m. and it was already scheduled to be an early release day so they canceled the abbreviated day of classes, staff said.

Power was restored by 7:10 a.m. but the decision had already been made to cancel school, giving students an early start on a long weekend because of the Veterans Day holiday.