Williamson County Schools closed Jan. 6 before winter storm

Williamson County Schools announced it will be closed Jan. 6 in advance of a snowstorm. .(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools announced it will be closed Jan. 6 in advance of a snowstorm. .(Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Williamson County Schools announced it will be closed Jan. 6 in advance of a snowstorm. .(Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Williamson County Schools will be closed Jan. 6 in advance of a snowstorm expected to bring up to five inches of snow to the area overnight into Jan. 6, the district announced the afternoon of Jan. 5.

Middle Tennessee is under a winter weather advisory beginning tomorrow at 4 a.m. with snow expected to continue through the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. A decision about school Jan. 7 will be made the afternoon of Jan. 6, the district statement said.


"Our school buses begin picking up students around 6 a.m. and complete morning routes around 9 a.m.," the statement said. "Due to the expectation of hazardous travel conditions at the beginning of the school day and the expectation that conditions will continue to deteriorate throughout the day, there will be no school."

The National Weather Service has forecast snow for Franklin and Brentwood beginning sometime after 1 a.m. Jan. 6 with 2 to 4 inches of snow possible with a lesser chance of an additional inch of snow Jan. 7. Frigid temperatures are expected to set in Jan. 7 with a high of 33 degrees and a low of 15 degrees, according to the forecast.

The closure includes the School Age Child Care program, and year-round employees should follow the snow day protocol with the understanding that all school campuses and district offices will be closed. Year-round employees who can work remotely may do so with the approval of their supervisor, the statement said.
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