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Weather Winter storm warning affecting school start times

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With winter storm warnings in effect for Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County from 6 p.m. today through 6 p.m. Friday and a potential for as much as a half-inch of ice, several school districts in the county have initially delayed the start of classes Friday morning while others are waiting to see what develops before making any decision.
    Sulphur Springs Independent School District Superintendent Michael Lamb said he anticipates canceling classes for Friday.
    “I feel like we are going to cancel school tomorrow — hate to do that,” the superintendent said. “We are just kind of waiting and holding out for some kind of hope that maybe [the weather] is not that bad.”
    Lamb, however, stopped just short of making the decision just before noon today to see what develops.
    “But, as opposed to making the call right now, we're just trying to wait until the last minute we feel like it's best to make that call,” he said. “I'm just looking for something to change my mind, really, but as of right now, we are probably going to call it all off.”
    Lamb said word on the final decision, expected later this afternoon, would be posted on the school district's website, ssisd.net, as well as the newspaper’s website, myssnews.com, and local radio and television.
    Other school districts in the county are also keeping a close eye on the weather.
    -- Sulphur Bluff will delay the start of classes until 10 a.m. Friday.
    -- North Hopkins will delay the start of classes until 10 a.m., depending on the conditions, with the possibility of canceling classes.
    -- Cumby will start classes at 9:50 a.m.
    -- Miller Grove and Saltillo schools are both waiting to see how the winter storm develops.
    -- Como-Pickton did not have any information available.
    -- Yantis Schools will start classes at 10 a.m.

All the school districts said information on starting hours for Friday would be on websites, radio and television.

 

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