An entire Oklahoma school district canceled classes Wednesday through Friday after schools reported excessive flu absences among much of the staff. Morris Public Schools said Monday’s absences were at 20 percent, and Tuesday’s were at more than 30 percent. Basketball teams will continue competition in the county tournament. Wrestlers will need to contact the coach about scheduled meets.
Due to unsafe road conditions, Fayette County Public Schools are closed on Tuesday, officials announced just before 4:30 a.m. University of Kentucky classes were also canceled Tuesday. Only Plan B employees were required to report to work. Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Madison and Woodford school districts also canceled classes. See WKYT closings. Fayette County afternoon and evening activities are canceled as well. It is the third day of the 2017-18 Lexington school year that classes have been canceled due to bad weather, district spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said. Classes were also dismissed early Friday, Jan. 12. Several other Kentucky school districts canceled…... [Read more]
Schools across state cancel class as winter storm drops snow, ushers in 'bitter' cold; part of I-40 shut
7:10 a.m. update A winter storm warning remains in effect for much of southern Arkansas as snow continues to fall there, and a wind chill advisory covers most of the state because of temperatures that feel as low as 0 degrees in places, the National Weather Service said. Slick conditions, meanwhile, were reported over a broad swath of Arkansas. An icy stretch of Interstate 40 in Lonoke County was closed after multiple 18-wheeler wrecks, the Department of Transportation reported. Schools across much of the Arkansas called off class for the day and the state told non-essential workers to stay home…... [Read more]
A winter storm dropped snow across a large swath of Arkansas, making roads slick and prompting dozens of school systems to call off class for the day. The highest totals were reported in southeast Arkansas, and forecasters said light snow would continue there through midday. Only flurries were expected northwest of a line roughly from Sparkman to Stuttgart, the National Weather Service said. The Arkansas Department of Transportation reported snow, ice patches or slush on most major highways in the southeast half of the state, including in the Little Rock metro area. Shortly before 5 a.m., a wreck involving a…... [Read more]
Cat adoptions are back up and running at all city animal shelters after an outbreak of rare avian flu forced the quarantine of hundreds of cats, officials announced Wednesday. Shelter operations were partially suspended after an outbreak of the H7N2 virus, a strain of bird flu, among shelter cats. “Our swift response to the H7N2 outbreak stands as a model for the nation and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure the cats in our care remain healthy and find loving homes,” said Health Department commissioner Mary Bassett. The city also plans to spend an extra $600,000…... [Read more]
Hurricane Irma remains days away from a potential landfall in Florida, but the Lee County School District is operating with an abundance of caution when it comes to high school sportsAll after-school activities, including nine Week 3 football games, were canceled, the district announced Tuesday evening, with no make-up date set as of yet.“Hopefully, that gives everyone enough time to make the proper decisions for their families,” Cypress Lake athletic director Liam Farrell said. “At the end of the day, I think it’s most important that families are taking care of each other and preparing for a storm. We’d like…... [Read more]