UPDATE: Saline Area Schools Closed Wednesday
UPDATE: Saline Area Schools announced Tuesday night that classes are canceled Wednesday due to the weather.
The district announced on its Facebook Page that updated weather projections show wind chills falling below -25 degrees, so schools will be closed. The district's policy calls for schools to close if the ambient air temperature is -25 or less, or if the windchill is sustained at -25 or less.
"As a result, out of an abundance of caution, Saline Area Schools will be CLOSED on Wednesday, January 17," the posting read.
Earlier in the day, the school district told parents to expect classes to resume Wednesday after being closed Tuesday due to frigid temperatures and icy backroads. But at around 6:15 p.m. the district announced classes would be canceled.
"We recognize this is different from the messaging sent at 4 p.m., and appreciate the community's flexibility with changing forecasts. Stay safe and warm out there, Hornets," the district Facebook page said.
Here was the original story.
Saline Area Schools are expected to resume classes Wednesday after a day off due to the cold and icy backroads.
District spokesperson Jackelyn Martin said the decision was made after a careful assessment of the road conditions.
"We wanted to proactively communicate that school is planned to be in session Wednesday, January 17," Martin wrote in an email. "We understand that Wednesday's forecast predicts colder temperatures, but fortunately, should not surpass the threshold outlined in our inclement weather policy for school closures."
The district's policy calls for schools to close if the ambient air temperature is -25 or less, or if the windchill is sustained at -25 or less.
Martin urged people to take precautions.
"We kindly urge everyone to exercise caution during travel, take precautions for the cold, and dress appropriately for the forecasted weather conditions," Martin wrote. "We hope everyone stays safe and warm and we look forward to seeing you at school tomorrow."
Tuesday night's basketball games at Chelsea are on.
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