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Schools closed Friday due to winter storm

Hazlehurst School District and Copiah County School District will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, February 12, due to the winter storm. Hazlehurst Schools will have a make up day on Monday, April 5.

 Copiah County Emergency Management Agency Director Randle Drane advises everyone to stay off the roads tonight and tomorrow. Be aware that the sleet and rain that precede the snow will likely freeze the bridges and overpasses. The snow is expected to start falling about 6 p.m. tonight and the worst will fall between 10 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. tomorrow. There is the possibility of an accumulation of over 6 inches of snow.

 Watch out for black ice Friday night and Saturday morning. Keep tuned to your weather radio for further updates from the National Weather Service. Be prepared for dangerous driving conditions and possible power outages.

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