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Closures and Delays

We make every effort to announce any delays or closings as soon as possible. These announcements are made public through the following:


WINC 105 FM - Winchester

WMRA 94.5 - Winchester

WUSQ 102 - Winchester


WHSV 3 - Harrisonburg, VA

WHAG 25 - Hagerstown, MD 

WRC NBC 4 - Washington, DC 

WJLA ABC 7 - Washington, DC 

WUSA CBS 9 - Washington, DC

WTTG FOX 5 - Washington, DC

All families are asked to sign up for SchoolMessenger alerts during registration. Messages will go to those numbers and email addresses that you have listed.  If you need to change a number or email address, please contact your school.

The decision to open, delay, or close Clarke County schools during a flood and/or snow emergency is not taken lightly. The Director of Transportation checks with the Virginia Department of Transportation and State Police on road conditions reviews all possible information on weather conditions and contacts key people regarding conditions in their areas of the county. In addition, the Director of Transportation and bus drivers drive the routes prior to pickup of children on the road.

We spend a great deal of time attempting to assure that the roads are safe. However, a specific number of roads in the county present a serious safety hazard under certain conditions. During weather emergencies, turnarounds on certain narrow gravel or dirt roads are dangerous and sometimes impassable. We have mapped out emergency snow routes that may be implemented during these emergencies.

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