(WFXR) — With severe weather alerts issued across southwest and central Virginia on Friday, a number of school districts have decided to open late or keep their doors closed for the day.
Here is a list of schools around the region that have postponed or canceled operations as of 12:50 p.m. on Friday, May 27:
UPDATE: Due to rising water levels, Amherst County Public Schools says all of its elementary schools will be closed on Friday and all secondary schools will dismiss at 11 a.m.
Due to a power outage, Campbell County Public Schools says Altavista Combined Schools will dismiss early on Friday. Bus riders will be dismissed at 1 p.m. and car riders and student drivers will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m.
Grayson County Public Schools will also be closed on Friday, with the district superintendent saying, “This is due to flooding and debris in roads. This day will not be made up.”
Henry County Public Schools will be closed (Employee Code 1) on Friday due to the potential for flooding and high winds in the area. However, graduation will still take place Friday evening at Magna Vista High School.
UPDATE: Since the Tornado Warning has been lifted in the city, Lynchburg City Schools‘ elementary and middle schools will open on a one-hour delay — with middle schools starting at 9:10 a.m. and elementary schools at 9:55 a.m. — but dismissal times will remain as scheduled.
Martinsville City Schools says the district will delay operations by one hour on Friday.
Patrick & Henry Community College will be closed Friday due to severe weather threats.