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Snowline Joint Unified School District closed on Thursday due to icy conditions

PHELAN, Calif. ( — The Snowline School District announced the closure of all schools for Thursday, February 8, 2024, due to additional overnight snowfall and icy roads that have made travel hazardous.

The sudden onset of severe winter weather has compelled district officials to prioritize the safety of students and staff by halting all school operations for the day.

This decision comes after an assessment of the roadways demonstrated a clear risk to those attempting to reach educational facilities.

District representatives have expressed their gratitude to families for their understanding and cooperation as they work through these weather-related challenges.

“Our team will continue to monitor the situation closely and re-evaluate our operations tomorrow morning,” stated school officials.

Parents, students, and staff are advised to stay tuned to official school district channels for timely updates on school operations.

Due to inclement weather conditions, all schools were also closed on Tuesday of this week.

At 4:48 am, CHP responded to a two-vehicle traffic accident on Sheep Creek Road and Solano Road. According to the logs, a pickup truck overturned and another truck drove off the roadway due to hitting black ice.

The CHP logs reported black ice was forming along the area and requested county roads to respond to the area.

At 5:02 am, a separate crash was reported this time at Malpaso and Phelan Roads involving a black Ford SUV that rolled. Information on injuries in either of the collisions was not available at the time of this article.

County roads were also informed to drop cinder on Phelan Road from Johnson Road to Highway 138 due to ice on the road.

The school district extended their thanks to everyone for their ongoing support throughout this period of inclement weather.

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