In-person learning for students in school districts in Spartanburg County was canceled Tuesday as road clearing and clearing continues in most areas of the county.
Due to current weather and road conditions, all school districts in Spartanburg County have announced Tuesday as an e-learning day. The main concern, according to the National Weather Service, is freezing nighttime temperatures that are causing widespread black ice, making some roads impassable.
Office buildings in all districts will also be closed and all activities, including sporting events and field trips, have been canceled.
Oakbrook Preparatory School will be closed on Tuesday January. 18. Students are encouraged to enjoy their snow day and return for any further announcements.
Spartanburg Day School the campus will be closed on Tuesday January 18 and Wednesday January 19 due to the impact of the winter storm. All classes and activities are canceled on Tuesday. Wednesday will be a distance learning day for students.
Spartanburg Christian Academy and the offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 18.
Closures of colleges and universities due to bad weather
Spartanburg Community College announced that all of its campuses were closed for day and evening classes on Tuesday, January 18, due to inclement weather.
Classes and administrative offices on the Spartanburg Methodist College campus will be closed on Tuesday, January 18.
The University of South Carolina Upstate will hold all classes remotely on Tuesday, January 18.
Due to the potential for hazardous road conditions, Converse University will be operating remotely on Tuesday, January 18.
A winter storm warning remained in effect until 8 a.m. Monday. Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing until late Monday morning and peak at around 40 degrees and be sunny in the afternoon before refreezing again in the evening and night.
The National Weather Service said Sunday’s storm broke the daily record for maximum snowfall with 6.5″. The previous record of 5.7″ was set in 1965.
Ashley Dill hails from Spartanburg and has been on staff at the Herald-Journal for 14 years. She covers community news and can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @ashleydill_shj.