Current Delays and Closings for Tuesday, Jan. 16
- Athens ISD -Two-hour delay
- Athens Christian Preparatory Academy – Two-hour delay
- Brownsboro ISD – Open 10 a.m.
- Cross Roads ISD – Closed
- Eustace ISD – Closed
- Kemp ISD – Closed
- LaPoynor ISD – Closed
- Mabank ISD – Two-hour
- Malakoff ISD – Closed
- Martin’s Mill ISD – Open 10 a.m.
- Murchison ISD – Closed
- Trinidad ISD – Closed (Prior announcement, due to illness)
- TVCC – All classes canceled on all campuses
- Henderson County Courthouse, all county government offices are closed. Commissioners Court is canceled.
- Lakeland Medical Associates in Athens and Gun Barrel City closed today.
- Athens DentalWorks is closed today.
- St. Peter’s Lutheran preschool in GBC is closed.
- Athens DPS office is closed.
- Cedar Creek Lake Chamber of Commerce office is closed.
- Reigning Jewels in Athens is closed.
- Community Care Food Pantry in Athens by Eastern Hills Church is closed today.
RUNNING WINTER STORM BLOG
Update 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 – All school districts closed
Update 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Winter Storm Warning
The National Weather Service has reduced the length of the Winter Storm Warning. It is now set to expire at 12 p.m. today, six hours before previously thought.
The NWS predicts: “Continued light snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday. Total snow accumulations of around an inch have occurred.”
Update 4 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Malakoff ISD
Malakoff ISD announced it will be closed today.
Update 10:30 p.m. Monday, Jan 15 – LaPoynor ISD
LaPoynor ISD will be closed Tuesday due to incoming bad weather. We will also have a late start on Wednesday.
Update 9:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 – Cross Roads ISD closed
Cross Roads ISD announced it will be closed Tuesday.
Update 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 — Martin’s Mill and Brownsboro delayed
Martin’s Mill and Brownsboro ISDs have announced the will be opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
UPDATE 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 — Athens basketball
The following is from the Athens ISD Facebook page: “AHS basketball is cancelled for Tuesday vs Madisonville. Rescheduled for Wednesday varsity only. Girls at 4:30 and boys at 6 here. Girls soccer vs Pittsburg Tuesday has been cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date.”
UPDATE 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 — Murchison and ACPA
Murchison ISD will be closed Tuesday.
Athens Christian Preparatory Academy has announced it will have a two-hour delay Tuesday. High School and Junior High report during third period, 10 a.m. Homeschool will start at 10:30 a.m.
UPDATE 1:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 — Trinidad ISD was already closed
Here is a reminder that Trinidad ISD was already scheduled to be closed Tuesday because of illness.
UPDATE: 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 — TxDOT ready
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says that maintenance crews in the Tyler District have prepared their dump trucks and equipment to resond as weather conditions change.
“If current forecasts hold, travel disruptions and problems on area roads will be possible through Wednesday. The safest option during icy conditions is to stay off the roads,” TxDOT spokeswoman Kathi White said. “If you absolutely must drive, slow down and use extra precaution especially on elevated surfaces.”
Read the whole press release here.
UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 — Athens ISD delayed
Athens ISD is implementing a two-hour delay for staff and students at the start of school Tuesday. This will give them extra time to make a decision regarding the weather.
First Post 11:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15 — Eustace ISD closed
We already have our first school closing because of the possible winter weather. Eustace ISD will be closed Tuesday.
In a Facebook statement, EISD Superintendent Coy Holcombe wrote, “Due to the expected bad weather, and to give everyone a chance to get well, all classes will be canceled for Tuesday. Right now, we will plan to start school at regular times on Wednesday. The start time for Wednesday may need to be adjusted depending on road conditions.”
A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect for Henderson County from midnight Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The National Weather Service reports, “Light to moderate winter precipitation is expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions tonight through Wednesday morning. Total sleet and snow accumulations of a half inch up to 2 inches are possible. Ice accumulations of a light glaze are also possible.”
Henderson County Now will be following the storm and the resultant closures. Follow on our Facebook page or follow Michael V. Hannigan on Twitter and Instagram @mvhannigan.