Delayed arrival, then cancellation

Students of Floyd County public schools hoped to finally return for classes Tuesday for the first time since the holiday season break that began last year.  The ice on side and back roads changed a delayed arrival into another cancellation.

The system shut down to deal with slick slick spots on a day where highs should reach the mid 40s in most of the county.

We also have fog in parts of the county.

The original schedule called for schools to reopen last Thursday after the break for Christmas and New Year but sub-zero morning and highs still below freezing temperatures kept the kids at home, although the Chance Harman basketball tournament played to a packed gymnasium Friday and Saturday nights.

The highs in the 40s Monday marked the first time the thermometer rose above freezing since 2018 began eight days ago and warmer weather expected Tuesday and Wednesday with the thermometer reaching into the 50s Thursday and Friday along with two days of much-needed rain.

Freezing overnight lows return Saturday night with highs in the thirties for the first three days of next week and then fifties again and showers by Jan. 20.

Until the forecasts change, which occurs often.

Be careful out there this morning and watch out for black ice.

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