Rain, flooding prompts school cancellations in Coastal Empire

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Due to recent weather conditions and driving concerns, a number of school systems in the Coastal Empire have canceled school for Friday.

Take a look at the cancellations below. A couple of announcements for the Lowcountry are also included.

APPLING COUNTY

Appling County Schools were closed on Thursday and will remain closed Friday for students and staff.

Extracurricular activities and Alternative School for Middle and High School will be determined by the principals and will be posted on their school websites.

BACON COUNTY

Bacon County Schools will be closed to students, faculty and staff on Friday.

BEAUFORT COUNTY (Lowcountry)

According to the Beaufort County School District, Bluffton Parkway and the access road to Bluffton Early Childhood Center has been closed due to flooding.

Students at Bluffton ECC will be dismissed Thursday from the main entrance at Bluffton Elementary School, which is located directly behind the ECC. Regular dismissal time.

BULLOCH COUNTY

Bulloch County Schools will be open on Friday but school bus services have been suspended to homes on certain dirt roads:

  • Cleary Road
  • Iller Road
  • Jackie Hart Road
  • Buie Driggers (Holloway to Bryant Still)
  • Cox Futch at Peppercorn
  • 1737 Bryant Still to Stilson Leefield
  • W.D. Peacock from Clarke Farms to Cedar Lawn
  • Honey Bowen Road at Ben Grady Collins
  • Arcola Road
  • Sinkhole at South Jodan
  • Macedonia
  • Miller Street Extension
  • Riverview at Old River
  • Buie Driggers at JR Cribbs to 80E
  • Old Portal Road below Moore Road
  • EC Hunnicut at Faith Deal to Metts Road
  • Alex Knight Road
  • Mill Branch Road
  • Twin Forks Lane
  • Brannen Farm Road
  • Shaw Road
  • Lee Rd
  • Chapel Rd in Portal
  • Bell Rd
  • Jo Dan
  • Gator Rd in Portal
  • Old Donaldson Rd from Hwy. 67 to Red Hill Church
  • Two Chop at Rocky Ford
  • Lake Collins at W.D. Peacock
  • Colbrook Lane off of John D. Lanier
  • Five Chop Road from Hwy. 24 to Zetwell Road
  • Homer Branch Road

School officials said families on these roads have been notified and any absences will be considered for an excuse.

CANDLER COUNTY

Candler County School officials say schools will be open Friday but those who are unable to travel to school due to road conditions should reach out to your individual school.

“If you live on a dirt road that is impassable, please reach out to your bus driver to schedule a meeting at the nearest safe location,” officials said.

COFFEE COUNTY

Coffee County Schools will remain closed on Friday. The plan is to reopen on Monday.

Some athletic updates:

  • JV Baseball scheduled for today has been canceled.
  • Soccer scheduled for tomorrow night has been rescheduled for Tuesday at home, 5:00 and 7:00.
  • Varsity baseball today at Brantley County has been canceled
  • Varsity tennis at Valdosta today has been canceled
  • Friday’s track meet has been moved to Saturday morning at 10:00 in Fitzgerald

EVANS COUNTY

The Evans County School System has canceled school on Friday for students and staff.

“As of 10:00 a.m. thirteen dirt and paved roads have been closed with more closures expected,” the school system posted online. “80% of our students depend upon bus transportation and approximately 80% of our bus routes encounter dirt roads.”

The baseball game against Jenkins County has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at Tiger Town.

“We have been unable to reach Wheeler County at this time for a decision on the soccer game. Another update will be sent as soon as we receive a return call,” the school system said.

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for that update.

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY

Jeff Davis County Schools was closed for students and staff on Thursday and will remain closed on Friday.

“Road conditions throughout the county have declined where we feel it is necessary to cancel school on both days,” officials said Thursday.

Schools will reopen on Monday.

HAMPTON COUNTY

Hampton School District One will operate on a delayed start schedule on Friday.

All elementary schools will begin at 9 a.m. North District and Wade Hampton will begin at 9:30 a.m. Buses should arrive at the bus stops an hour later than usual Friday morning.

LONG COUNTY

Long County Schools were closed on Thursday and will remain closed Friday due to road condition concerns.

Schools will return to normal operating hours on Monday.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County Schools were closed Thursday; they will be closed on Friday as well.

School will resume on Monday.

The Eagle Express bus has also been canceled due to road conditions.

TATTNALL COUNTY

The Tattnall County Board of Education canceled school Thursday and Friday for students and staff.

“Currently, there are 12 roads that are closed, many more that will soon be closed, and continued heavy rain predicted for this afternoon and tomorrow,” the board posted Thursday. “It will probably be Sunday before the water subsides enough for road work repair to begin.”

TOOMBS COUNTY

The Toombs County School System will remain closed for students on Friday.

Faculty and staff should report at 9 a.m. “if you are able to travel safely,” the school system posted.

Normal activities will resume on Monday.

“If your road remains impassable tomorrow afternoon, please contact our transportation department by phone at 912-526-4466 by 4:00 tomorrow, Friday March 6th,”school officials said. “The transportation department will also be open at 6:00 a.m. on Monday if conditions on your road have changed over the weekend.”

WAYNE COUNTY

Due to weather concerns, Wednesday’s Class of 2021 Parent Scheduling Meeting at Wayne County High School has been rescheduled for Monday.

Parents of rising seniors are asked to attend one of four sessions at 5, 5:30, 6, or 6:30 p.m.

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