School Systems Announce Tuesday Closings Following Storms

School Systems Announce Tuesday Closings Following Storms

CREATED Apr 29, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A few school systems will be closed Tuesday after severe weather caused damage in the area.

Officials with Lincoln County Schools said they will be closed due to storm damage, road conditions and concerns over flooding. They said testing for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP, will begin Wednesday.

There were reports that South Lincoln Elementary School was struck by a tornado that killed two people in the county. There were also reports of trees down on Smith Mill Road and Price Lane.

Sheriff Murray Blackwelder from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said they were parts of Highway 231 and Highway 431 as crews worked to clear the roadway of debris. Only emergency personnel were being let onto the roads.

Fayetteville City Schools have also decided to close due to the inclement weather. The FAST after school program was expected to operate it’s normal hours.

School officials in Hickman and Macon County also decided to close Tuesday. Grundy County Schools will be two hours late Tuesday.

Rutherford County school officials decided to delay the start of their TCAP testing until Wednesday because of the severe weather. Their schools were scheduled to be open Tuesday. 

To see the latest school closings, go to http://on.nc5.co/18omVHl.

Make sure you and your family knows what to do in the event of severe weather: