A widespread power outage Thursday afternoon in Marshall has led to the early release of several Marshall ISD campuses, the district posted on Facebook.

A transformer failure led to the power outage that affected parts of the city as well as Marshall High School, Marshall Junior High School, Sam Houston Elementary School and Marshall ISD's DAEP campus and led to those campuses releasing school early Thursday afternoon.

"Please continue to treat intersections with non-functioning traffic lights as four way stops," the city of Marshall posted on its Facebook page.