Beaufort, Jasper county public schools delayed (update: Same delays on Tuesday)

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We likely won't see too much white stuff tomorrow, just some ice and freezing rain

Update January 10, 6:30 p.m.: Beaufort County schools will once again be delayed on Tuesday for two hours.

In a message on their site the school district said, "As a weather related safety precaution, Beaufort County Schools will be on a two hour delay again on Tuesday January 11 for all  students and staff.  Bus riders will be picked up two hours later than their normal reporting time. Staff will report two hours later than their normal reporting times."

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will also delay opening until 10 a.m. for all students and employees at all campus locations.

Update January 10, 4:15 p.m.: WSAV is reporting that the Jasper County School District already has announced a three-hour delay to the start of school Tuesday.

No such word out of Beaufort County, which hasn't offered a new update since calling off after-school activities early Monday afternoon.

Also of note is that in what might be one of Gov. Sanford's final acts in office, he has declared a State of Emergency for the Palmetto State. Surely this is due to what's being experienced in the Midlands and Upstate and not the rain we're getting down here.

On Tuesday more rain is expected in the morning and early afternoon but no freezing rain. However just north of us in Charleston, where Monday's storm was much worse, a few hours of freezing rain are expected on Tuesday morning.

 Update January 10, 6:50 a.m.: So far much of Beaufort County has avoided precipitation as it's slipped through a pocket in the storm, and the longer it takes the more likely we are to miss the freezing rain window.

You can see the latest radar loop here of the storm over here, and the S.C. DOT has a webpage with the latest road conditions in the county. So far all is clear on Beaufort County roads while Jasper County roads are being reported as wet.

Updated January 10, 5:30 a.m.: So far no new updates with the storm that isn't. 

All of the closures are as we reported them late last night, with the addition of the Technical College of the Lowcountry closing all of its campuses today. Also, USCB has gone from a delay to a full closure today.

The Beaufort County School District has yet to post its promised 5 a.m. update. Check back at the school district's website and its Facebook page for that.

Updated 10 p.m.: Figured it best to put these closings in a little easier format for you.

  • Beaufort County Public Schools - Opening delayed 2 hours (buses will pick up 2 hours later than usual)
  • WSAV is reporting a 3-hour delay for Jasper County Public schools. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.
  • Riverview Charter School - Opening delayed 2 hours
  • E.C. Montessori School - Open, normal schedule
  • Hobbit Hill (all three locations) - Delayed 2 hours and will open at 8:45 a.m.
  • University of South Carolina Beaufort - closed
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry (all campuses) - closed
  • Thomas Heyward Academy - closed
  • Step of Faith Christian Academy - closed 
  • Abundant Life Academy - closed
  • Hampton 1 - closed
  • Hampton 2 - closed
  • South Carolina offices - closed
  • Savannah College of Art and Design - closed
  • Non-essential personnel at Parris Island shouldn't report until 10 a.m.

Updated 9:45 p.m.: Beaufort County Schools will open two hours later than usual Monday morning due to the expected storm.

Here's the statement on the Beaufort County School District website:


Although accumulation is not expected, Beaufort County Schools will open two hours later on Monday, January 10.  Students who ride buses will be picked up two hours later than normal schedule.Another weather update will be posted at 5 a. m. Monday morning.


WSAV also is reporting all S.C. state offices will be closed tomorrow.

Reported January 9: Another wintry mess is expected to leave snow, ice and freezing rain across the Southeast and Lowcountry, and some area schools already have announced school closings for Monday morning.

So far all we're seeing in terms of closings in Beaufort and Jasper counties are for private schools. 

WTOC is reporting that Thomas Heyward Academy, Step of Faith Christian Academy and Abundant Life Academy in Jasper County will be closed tomorrow.

Hampton County School Districts 1 and 2 already have announced they'll be closed tomorrow.

Nothing out of Beaufort and Jasper county public schools, they'll likely wait until bright and early to announce something. 

103.1 The Drive also is reporting on its Facebook page that all non-essential personnel out at Parris Island are instructed to report in at 10 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issues a winter weather advisory for most of the region beginning at 4 a.m. Monday, which means ice and snow in some areas can be expected. So be careful if you're headed out early.


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