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Update: What Columbus-area schools are closed, delayed ahead of severe weather threat

Photo Gallery: Wind, rain cause damage in Chattahoochee Valley

Severe thunderstorms passed through the Chattahoochee Valley, knocking down trees and causing power outages. The Phenix City Wastewater Treatment Facility also reported heavy damage to a building at the facility. Here's a snapshot of the damages.
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Severe thunderstorms passed through the Chattahoochee Valley, knocking down trees and causing power outages. The Phenix City Wastewater Treatment Facility also reported heavy damage to a building at the facility. Here's a snapshot of the damages.

With severe weather predicted for the wee hours of Friday morning in the Columbus area — including possibly damaging wind, tornadoes and hail — local school districts have altered their schedules:

Muscogee County: Delayed opening. Students and employees should report to their assigned location 2 hours after the regularly scheduled time. System-wide tests scheduled for Friday are postponed until Monday. Field trips scheduled for Friday are canceled. After-school sports and other extracurricular activities will continue as scheduled. Breakfast won’t be served. Lunch will proceed with a delayed schedule. Ending times for schools and other MCSD sites will be as regularly scheduled.

Harris County: After announcing Thursday that schools would open 2 hours later than normal, the Harris County School District announced at 8:28 a.m. Friday that schools are closed Friday “due to widespread flash flooding and road closures across the county.”

Chattahoochee County: Delayed opening. Classes and morning bus routes will begin 2 hours later than normal.

Phenix City: Schools already scheduled to be closed for Good Friday.

Russell County: Schools already scheduled to be closed for Good Friday.

Lee County: Schools already scheduled to be closed for Good Friday.

Brookstone: Delayed opening. Students should arrive at 10 a.m.

St. Anne-Pacelli: Already scheduled to be closed for Good Friday.

Ledger-Enquirer staff writer Mark Rice covers education and other issues related to youth. He also writes feature stories about any compelling topic. He has been reporting in Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley for more than a quarter-century. He welcomes your local news tips and questions.


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