Slick Roads Close Schools Again
Warmer weather returns to the mountains, allowing ice to become slush on the roads. But the snow didn't melt soon enough to put students back in school in some counties.
Even though most of the roads were clear Friday morning in Rutherford County, there were icy patches in the south. But the number of snow-covered roads in the north forced school officials to cancel classes.
School officials drove about 700 miles of road and made the call to close the schools.
Superintendent Dr. Janet Mason says the schools' priorities are the safety of the students and staff. Dr. Mason says the schools don't have enough snow days to require dividing the county into districts and allowing some districts to open and others stay closed. Closing the schools an extra day won't force them to add days to the end of the year or go to school on Saturdays.
Last year the county didn't miss a single day because of snow.