On January 7, the school shuts down western Tennessee in snow, sleet and winter storm

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Snow, ice and sleet blanketed the western Tennessee area on Thursday and continued to fall through the afternoon. School districts were away Thursday in anticipation of forecast bad weather, which prompted a winter storm warning to be issued in most parts of the region on Wednesday evening.

As a result, school districts began announcing school closings for Friday.

At 2:15 p.m. Thursday, the following school districts announced closures:

  • Alamo City School
  • Augustine School
  • Bells Elementary School
  • Benton County Schools
  • Bradford Special School District
  • Crockett County School District
  • Gibson County Special School District
  • Haywood County Schools
  • Henderson County Schools
  • Henry County School System
  • Humboldt Town Schools
  • Lexington City School System and Central Office
  • Milan Special School District
  • Special School of Paris
  • Trenton Special School District
  • Trinity Christian Acad
  • Weakley County Schools

McNairy County Schools and the Jackson-Madison County School System announced closures on Wednesday Thursday and Friday, with the JMCSS citing the weather and increasing COVID-19 isolations and quarantines.

The winter storm forecast for western Tennessee, according to the Memphis National Weather Service.

The NWS predicted three to five inches of snow with the possibility of more than six in areas subject to the winter storm warning. Snow and ice could lead to dangerous road conditions and power outages, the NWS said.

Lasherica Thornton is the educational reporter for the Jackson Sun. Contact her at 731-343-9133 or by email at[email protected]. Follow her on Twitter: @LashericaT

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