Schools closed on Friday; Forecaster warns: "Hope for less, plan for more"


Schools closed on Friday; Forecaster warns: "Hope for less, plan for more"

National Weather Service Nashville has issued a hazardous weather advisory, warning that Middle Tennessee residents, especially those south of I-40 and west of I-24, to beware of flooding and have an escape plan in mind.

Williamson County, Franklin Special, Maury and Metro Nashville Public Schools all have cancelled classes for Friday.

“Based on the forecast by of high-risk & life-threatening flooding, Williamson County Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 22, 2019,” the school district posted on Twitter. “The School Age Child Care program will operate at inclement weather sites on the inclement weather schedule.”

A similar message came from Franklin Special School District.

“FSSD schools will be closed tomorrow. With the extra rainfall tonight several roads in our district are expected to flood, causing hazardous driving conditions. MAC will be open at the district site, 1406 Cannon Street, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. MAC students need to bring a lunch.”

The local Twitter account @NashSevereWx posted a simple, direct message: “3” to 4″ through Saturday expected. Hope for less, plan for more.”

 

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