Anderson County Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 25, due to the snow received overnight and this morning. The Central Office is also closed.
Clinton City Schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter weather conditions.
Oak Ridge Schools will start two hours late on Wednesday, weather permitting and with no roads refreezing, but will dismiss at the regular dismissal time—not the typical Wednesday dismissal time.
“We are also watching a storm moving in Wednesday night with a potential for three to six inches of forecasted snow,” school officials said. “All evening activities for Oak Ridge Schools will be canceled for Wednesday. We will be in contact concerning Thursday and Friday after the next system moves through.”
Schools in Campbell, Knox, Roane, Scott, and Union will again be closed on Wednesday, as will other schools across East Tennessee.
It’s not clear what effect the Knox County closure might have on the already-delayed Region 2 basketball tournament games.
A winter storm watch is in effect for Anderson County and Oak Ridge from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. It also applies to Clinton, Kingston, Lenoir City, and Knoxville, and Campbell, Morgan, Loudon, Knox, Roane, Scott, and Union counties.
The watch says another round of moderate snowfall is expected from late Wednesday through Thursday. The snow could be occasionally moderate to heavy, with snowfall of three to five inches possible.
Here’s the National Weather Service forecast near Oak Ridge:
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Snow, mainly between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Low around 25. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.
Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind around 5 mph.
More information will be added as it becomes available.