After reviewing the forecasted weather and road conditions and consulting with the National Weather Service, Comal ISD made the decision to close all campuses and departments on Jan. 31, out of an abundance of caution.
Because Comal ISD covers 589 square miles, some areas in the Hill Country portion of the district may experience more icing than areas along the I-35 corridor, the district said in a press release.
The closure includes all scheduled athletic and fine arts events before, during and after school hours for Jan. 31. Comal ISD asks parents to be on the lookout for additional communication from a coach, director or principal regarding dates and times when the event will be rescheduled.
Inclement weather conditions are expected to continue into the evening of Jan. 31 and the morning of Feb. 1. Comal ISD said they will monitor the weather situation and communicate any decision regarding a Feb. 1 delay or closure on the afternoon of Jan. 31. More information on Comal ISD Emergency Communications can be found at www.comalisd.org/apps/pages/emergency_communications.
New Braunfels ISD has announced the district is monitoring weather conditions and will notify parents by 5:15 a.m. if there is a change to school operations on Jan. 31. Parents and staff will be notified through ParentSquare, a posted notice on www.nbisd.org and the district’s social media accounts.
According to the NWS, periods of freezing drizzle and light freezing rain are expected to continue through the evening of Jan. 30, with periods of heavier precipitation possible Jan. 31 and into the morning of Feb. 1.
The NWS also anticipates significant ice accumulation over the Hill Country and Central Texas areas through midday Feb. 1, including the Austin metropolitan area.