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Newberry County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday January 28th, 2014 :: 05:20 a.m. EST

The School District of Newberry County will be closed today due to weather forecast.

Due to an abundance of caution, the School District of Newberry County has advised they will be closed today. Forecasters have stated that the winter weather will begin to affect roads around noon-2pm this day. According to Mr. Bennie Bennett, it takes approximately 2.5 hours for buses to run their routes and return to their home schools. In order to get children off buses before the latest projected time of 2pm, elementary schools would have to release at 1030 and high schools at 1100. This would be difficult logistically to accomplish in order to meet safety of the children. Because of the unknown nature of the storm and the timing, the School District has cancelled in an abundance of caution and due to the logistics challenges. The School District will monitor the weather and road conditions and make decisions about future closures as the storm progresses.

Newberry County Sheriff's Office
520 Wilson Road
Newberry, SC 29108

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 803-321-2211

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