Morning Snow Leads JCPS, Others to Close Tuesday; Others Delay

Update 8:45 a.m.: Latest from Transportation Officials

Here’s word from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District that covers Jefferson and other counties:

KYTC road crews mobilized at midnight last night. They have been salting the roadways this morning since the precipitation started. With the snow coming down during rush hour, that delays our trucks from covering all of their routes as quickly as we would like due to the extra traffic on the roads.

County crews are reporting light to moderate snow across the district. Roads are partly covered at this time. Trimble County has reported over an inch of snow and they are plowing as well as salting.

Our staff will work throughout the day to get road conditions to wet pavement status.

As for Louisville Metro, you can check where they’ve plowed so far here.

This is Louisville Metro’s status as of 8:50 a.m.: 

Update 7:51 a.m.: Oldham Schools Close, too.

Oldham County Schools just announced they’re closing, too.

School closures on Tuesday also include:

  • JCPS
  • Greater Clark Schools 
  • Archdiocese Schools in Jefferson County
  • New Albany-Floyd County
  • Bullitt Public Schools
  • Oldham County Schools
  • Clarksville Community
  • West Clark Community

If we’re missing a school district, let us know here.

Update 7:33 a.m.: The Weather Situation

It seems as if Tuesday morning’s storm was worse than expected.  JCPS and other school districts closed Tuesday (see more below) after initially delaying classes.

Jefferson County and surrounding counties in Kentucky are now under a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 a.m. The National Weather Service says a “fast moving band of snow” is moving through the area and dropping a “quick burst of snowfall.” 

The weather service is now forecasting about an inch of snow in the Louisville area. Because the snow is happening during the morning commute, traffic issues may arise, the weather service said.

And Archdiocese of Louisville schools in Jefferson County are now closed, too. So are Clarksville Community Schools.

Update 7:16 a.m.: JCPS Now Closed

Jefferson County Public Schools are now closing on Tuesday; officials cite “deteriorating road conditions.”

As noted below, New Albany-Floyd County Schools, Greater Clark Schools and West Clark Schools are calling off classes for the day, too.

And Clarksville Community Schools and Bullitt County Schools are closed  Tuesday, too.

Earlier: Jefferson County Public Schools and other districts in the Louisville area have delayed the start of school Tuesday because of winter weather.

Light snow is forecast in the Louisville area Tuesday morning—up to about a half-inch, the National Weather Service said. Some places may get closer to an inch, though the weather service said the snowfall should move out of the area by about 8 a.m.

Other school districts delaying the start of school include: Greater Clark Schools, New Albany-Floyd County Schools and Clarksville Community Schools in Indiana and Oldham County Schools in Kentucky. We’ll update should more pop up.

Tuesday’s delays come on the heels of snow cancelation Friday because of a snow storm in the Louisville area.

Update 6:10 a.m.: UofL Delayed

Here’s from UofL’s website:

The University of Louisville offices will operate on a delayed schedule beginning at 10 a.m. Offices will open at 10 a.m. UofL Physicians clinical and administrative staff and patients who have appointments with UofL Physicians practices or clinics should call 588-6000 regarding closings or delays. University Hospital is open.

IU Southeast is on a two-hour delay, too.

Update 6:20 a.m.: Bullitt CountyDelayed, too

Bullitt County Public Schools are delaying the start of school by two hours, it said on Facebook.

Update 6:25 a.m.: Early Childhood Education in Jefferson

Here’s a note from JCPS regarding the delay:  ”(T)here is no transportation for Early Childhood. However, Early Childhood classes will be in session on a 2 hour delay.”

And Archdiocese of Louisville schools in Jefferson County are delayed, too. Here’s an explainer.

Update 7:07 a.m.: Some Indiana Districts Think Again—and Cancel

New Albany-Floyd County Schools are calling it a day—classes there are canceled for Tuesday. Greater Clark Schools and West Clark Schools are canceled now, too says their website.

Joseph Lord

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.

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