Classes and extracurricular activities have been canceled for Round Rock ISD students Feb. 3 due to ongoing power outages, issues with internet access and debris from storms that blanketed much of Central Texas in ice for three days.
Campuses will also be closed, according to the announcement, as district staff work to restore campuses and internal systems, according to the district. This will be the fourth straight day of closures, which began Jan. 30 as the National Weather Service placed several Central Texas counties, including Williamson County, under a severe winter storm warning that was allowed to expire Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.
The warning predicted ice accumulation up to three-quarters of an inch may be possible in the Hill Country and Austin metro area, with possible power outages and hazardous travel. As of around 10 a.m., the NWS issued a hazardous weather outlook warning, noting that while ice may no longer be accumulating, it will take time to melt, and to be aware of falling ice from trees and buildings.