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Columbus area school closing for Hurricane Michael. Here’s the latest list.

Hurricane Michael is now a Cat 2 storm

Parts of Florida could begin feeling tropical storm conditions tonight as Hurricane Michael moves across the Gulf of Mexico today, on course to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle or Big Bend as a powerful Cat 3 storm Wednesday.
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Parts of Florida could begin feeling tropical storm conditions tonight as Hurricane Michael moves across the Gulf of Mexico today, on course to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle or Big Bend as a powerful Cat 3 storm Wednesday.

School closings have started to be announced in the Chattahoochee Valley in advance of Hurricane Michael as the predicted impact on the Columbus area becomes more specific. 

Click here for Thursday’s closings and here for the Muscogee County School District’s revised sports schedule.

Here’s the list for Wednesday:

Muscogee County: Open, but releasing students and personnel 1 hour early. Canceled or postpone all after-school activities.

Harris County: Closed.

Chattahoochee County: Students already were scheduled to be off Wednesday, the final day of their three-day fall break. Now, the school system still will have professional development for teachers Wednesday but will be close at noon and will remain closed Thursday, with students and staff returning Friday.

Phenix City: Grades K4-7 will be dismissed at noon, grades 8-12 at 1 p.m. All after-school activities are canceled.

Russell County: Closed.

Brookstone School: Open, but canceled all after-school activities.

St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School: Open, but students in preschool through eighth grade will be released 1 hour early. All after-school activities have been canceled or postponed. High school students will be released at 12:15 p.m. as planned due to the PSAT and college workshops on Wednesday.

Calvary Christian School: Open, but canceled after-school activities. All students should be picked up by 3:15 p.m., and the school will closed at 3:30 p.m.

Troup County: Open.

Columbus State University: Open, but will close at noon and reopen Friday.

Columbus Technical College: Closed.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College: Open, but will close at noon.

Troy University Phenix City and Fort Benning campuses: Open, but closing at 4 p.m.

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries: Open, but closing at 3 p.m.

Mark Rice, 706-576-6272, @MarkRiceLE.

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