Sleet, Snow Closes School Districts, Events

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The steady march of sleet and snow into area of Mississippi has led to a number of closings, including more than a dozen school districts.

The wintry weather was expected to move east Thursday afternoon, after dumping as much as three inches of snow in southern and central Mississippi, with much improved conditions on Friday.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Periods of light rain, mixed with snow and sleet at times will remain possible over east central Mississippi Thursday, including Meridian and Hattiesburg. Heavier precipitation is expected early Thursday afternoon.

Click on the link below for a list of closings in the Meridian area and east Mississippi.


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  • by Daisy on Dec 11, 2008 at 08:49 PM
    The closings were only because there might be snow and ice. If there's no snow or ice, there's no reason to close school. Kids (and parents), prepare for school Friday and GO.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 at 08:35 PM
    I don't know about Scott County. Those guys had more 'weather' than Meridian. But doesn't it stand to reason that if Lauderdale County Schools--that means West Lauderdale, Northeast, Clarkdale and Southeast for all of you who can't figure that out---, MCC, and Lamar are returning to school Friday that Meridian and Calvary and any other close schools are too?! Some MCC students have to travel from other areas to get there and the county school bus routes are longer....if they can make it to school, then Meridian people can. Is the light on and there's just nobody home in our community?!
  • by BREANDREA Location: pickett on Dec 11, 2008 at 08:16 PM
    so are schools open tomorrow
  • by Tracey Location: Meridin on Dec 11, 2008 at 06:30 PM
    Are Meridian Public schools open tomorrow
  • by kasey Location: mississippi on Dec 11, 2008 at 05:56 PM
    Does the scott county school districts have school tomorrow?
  • by savannah Location: newton on Dec 11, 2008 at 05:54 PM
    does newton county have school tomorrow????
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Dec 11, 2008 at 05:29 PM
    Is Meridian Public Schools having school on Friday? I have to know, if I can. You can email me or just tell the people tonight, but please say yes.
  • by sara on Dec 11, 2008 at 05:26 PM
    does northeast have school friday?!?! PLEASE say no!!
  • by morgan Location: Meridian on Dec 11, 2008 at 03:52 PM
    Is calvary Christian School closed tomorrow?
  • by austin Location: claekdasle school on Dec 11, 2008 at 03:27 PM
    do Clarkdale have school friday
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