The ISDs of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto will remain closed on Feb. 2 due to conditions caused by the ongoing ice storm.

While the winter storm warning is expected to expire at 6 a.m. Feb. 2, power outages and tree damage in Central Texas will force many districts to close for a third straight day.

Pflugerville ISD Superintendent Doug Killian in a letter to parents said the district first considered a two-hour delay but then wanted to assess the condition of the schools from the storm damage and lack of power.

“We expect to be open as usual on Friday, Feb. 3,” Killian said in the letter. “Hopefully by then all power will be restored to our district, and our staff and families will be able to safely make it to our buildings.”

Round Rock ISD officials in announcement said the district has “two days of instructional minutes built into this year’s academic calendar. To ensure that we meet state requirements regarding instructional minutes, the district will explore options to waive or makeup this third cancellation day and any other bad weather days that may occur this year.”

In a notice Feb. 1, Hutto ISD officials said the roadways are not expected to be safe until noon [Feb. 2]. As with Round Rock and Pflugerville, Hutto will look for any damage caused to its campuses during the storm.