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Winter Weather has moved into East Texas and it is bone-chilling cold outdoors. In addition to the cold temperatures, a mixture of winter weather has fallen across East Texas as well.

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain have been falling across East Texas since Sunday afternoon causing some issues with roads throughout East Texas.

Today is a holiday, MLK Day, and while the majority of schools are closed today in observance of this holiday some schools were planning on holding classes today, but for various reasons - weather, road conditions, no power, no water - those school districts across the region that planned on holding classes today have cancelled or delayed the beginning of classes for Monday, January 15th.

Additionally, other school districts have announced closure or delayed starts for Tuesday, January 16th.

The list of delays and closures will be updated as information becomes available.

last updated 01.15.24 @ 06:23

Colmesneil ISD - closed Monday and will begin 2 hours late on Tuesday
Como-Pickton CISD - closed Monday and Tuesday
Fruitvale ISD - closed Tuesday and classes begin at 10a Wednesday
Hawkins ISD - closed Monday and Tuesday
Mabank ISD - opening 2 hours late on Tuesday
Panola College - closed Tuesday
Rains ISD - closed Tuesday and beginning 2 hours late on Wednesday
San Augustine ISD - classes will begin a 9:40a on Tuesday
Woodville ISD - classes will begin at 9:50a on Tuesday

If you have to get out and drive today or during this winter weather event, please use extreme caution  Snow covered streets can be deceiving and hide black ice underneath.  Slow down and use caution.  To check road conditions throughout East Texas, you can check out TXDOT and the interactive map with current road conditions.

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NET Health Violation Points
The total number of points on the report total 100.
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Gallery Credit: Smith County Sheriff's Office

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