SCHOOL CLOSINGS: No school for Houston, Okolona, Houlka!

1STOCK WEATHER Winter BLUEHouston School District decided to not hold classes on Tuesday about 8 p.m. Monday night.

The decision was made by the Central Office after looking at local weather forecasts.

Students will make up the snow day on President’s Day Feb. 17 which was initially scheduled as a staff development day without students in class.

State law requires school district to provide 180 days of classroom instruction. Houston does not have any extra days built into its schedule.

Concerns about Monday night’s weather forecast, which includes a possibility for snow and ice, prompted  a number of Northeast Mississippi schools to announce closings.

Those who will be closed on Tuesday include:

Calhoun County School District: Closed

Choctaw County Schools: Closed Tuesday

Clay County Head Start: Closed Tuesday

Clay County Schools: Closed Tuesday

Coleman Head Start: Closed Tuesday

Columbus Air Force Base: Closed Tuesday

Columbus Schools: Closed Tuesday

East Mississippi Community College: Closed Tuesday

FBC Kindergarten – Houston: Closed Tuesday

Hebron Christian School: Closed Tuesday

Houlka Schools: Closed Tuesday

Houston Schools: Closed Tuesday. Makeup Day February 17

Itawamba Community College: Closed Tuesday

Jackson Furniture Myrtel plant opening at 8 am

Lee County Forestry Association – Grenada: Canceled Leadership Workshop Tuesday

Mississippi Government Offices: Opening Tuesday 10 a.m.

Mississippi State University: Closed Tuesday

Mississippi University for Women: Closed Tuesday

Monroe County Schools: Closed Tuesday

Northeast Mississippi Community College: All Day Classes Canceled. Administrative Offices Closed

Oak Hill Academy: Closed Tuesday

Okolona Schools: Closed Tuesday

Oktibbeha County Counseling to Career Program: Closed Tuesday

Oktibbeha County Head Start: Closed Tuesday

Oren Dunn Museum – Tupelo: Closed Tuesday

Philips Lighting – Tupelo: Tuesday start time delayed until 8 a.m.

Pontotoc City Schools: Close

Pontotoc County Schools: Closed Tuesday

Sanderson Plumbing Products, Columbus: Work resumes 10 p.m. Wednesday

Seminole Furniture: Closed

Styline Furniture: Closed

Social Security Admin. ODAR Green St., Tupelo: Opening delayed until 12 p.m.

Social Security Admin. Office – Tupelo, Corinth: Will open at noon on Tuesday

Southern Motion – Both locations Closed

Southwire Company Manufacturing – Starkville: Closed on Tuesday, both shifts

Surgery Clinic of Tupelo : Opening at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

TCPS: Closed

United Furniture Industries: Closed Tuesday

Webster County Schools: Closed Tuesday. Makeup day Friday.

West Point Schools: Closed on Tuesday

Woodmen of the World – Ecru: Valentine’s banquet canceled on Tuesday

Check back to for updated weather-related school closings, as they become available. Many school districts indicated they likely will wait to make a decision until they see tonight’s forecast or observe conditions early on Tuesday morning.



The Mississippi Department of Transportation is monitoring weather and road conditions across the state in the event of this two-day winter weather system and has released a list of highways in our area that could be icy.

Specific highways that MDOT cites include Hwy 61, Hwy 82, Hwy 49, Hwy 161, Hwy 15, and Hwy 8.

MDOT advises limited travel in Attala, Yazoo, Warren, Winston, Clay, Panola, Leflore, Lafayette, Holmes, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Itawamba, Union, Lee, Pontotoc, Webster, Yalobusha, Montgomery, Carroll, Calhoun, Humphreys, Monroe, Tunica, Tate, Marshall, Alcorn, Tishomingo, Chickasaw, Tallahatchie, Coahoma, Bolivar and Sunflower Counties.

At this time no road closures have been issued.

If anyone does need to travel on roadways in these areas, drivers should be sure to buckle up, drive safely, stay alert and slow down, especially when driving in winter weather conditions.

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