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List of school closures and delays due to winter weather

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Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings have been issued for many parts of south and central Mississippi through Friday afternoon. 

Here is a list of school closures and delays:

  • Lawrence County School District - delayed until 9:30 a.m.
  • New Hope Christian School- CLOSED
  • Awakened Academy Early Learning Center- CLOSED
  • Canton Public Schools- CLOSED
  • Canton Academy- CLOSED
  • Montessori Children's House School - CLOSED
  • Park Place Christian Academy- CLOSED
  • Hillcrest Christian- CLOSED
  • First Presbyterian Day School in Jackson- CLOSED
  • Good Shepherd Academy in Flowood- CLOSED
  • St. Richards- CLOSED
  • St. Andrews- CLOSED
  • East Rankin Academy- CLOSED
  • New Summit school in Jackson- CLOSED
  • Smith County School District- CLOSED
  • Jackson Public Schools- CLOSED
  • Claiborne County School District- CLOSED
  • Jackson Academy- delayed until 10:00 a.m.
  • Stepping Stone Christian school in Florence- CLOSED
  • Clinton Christian Academy- CLOSED
  • Mt. Salus Christian School in Clinton- CLOSED
  • Hinds County School District- CLOSED
  • Pearl School District- CLOSED
  • Rankin County School District- CLOSED
  • Central Hinds Academy School- CLOSED
  • Walthall County School District- CLOSED
  • Natchez- Adams School District- CLOSED
  • Choctaw Tribal schools, day care centers- delayed; opening at 10 a.m.
  • Lincoln County School District- CLOSED
  • The Montessori Academy of Jackson- CLOSED
  • Copiah County School District- CLOSED
  • Hazlehurst School District- CLOSED
  • Brookhaven School District- CLOSED
  • Simpson County School District- CLOSED
  • Prentiss Christian School District - delayed until 10 a.m.
  • McComb Schools- all other schools begin at 9:30 a.m. High School begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Jeff Davis County Schools - delayed until 10 a.m.
  • Walthall County Schools- delayed until 9:30 a.m. 
  • Simpson County School District - delayed until 10 a.m.
  • South Pike School District - CLOSED
  • Smith County School District - delayed until 10 a.m.
  • Tylertown School District - delayed until 9:30 a.m.


  • K's Kids Learning Center in Pearl- closed
  • GG's Christian Academy in Pearl- closed
  • Smart Wonders daycare in Jackson- closed
  • Smart Wonders aftercare in Jackson- closed
  • First Presbyterian Day School in Jackson- closed
  • Kids Company Harvard Christian Academy in Jackson- closed

If there are any other updates to this list of schools, please notify a SCHOOL OFFICIAL to call our newsroom at (601) 960-4426.


  • Alcorn State University graduation delayed until 11:00 a.m.
  • Jackson State University graduation delayed until 2:00 p.m., school opens at noon
  • University of Southern Mississippi graduation delayed until 10:30 a.m.


  • Fortinberry Physical Therapy in Summit- CLOSED
  • Center for Education Innovation in Jackson- CLOSED
  • Sanderson Farms- second shift- CLOSED

Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl will open at noon

All libraries in the Jackson Hinds Library System closed


  • Salvation Toy drive delayed- Starting at noon
  • Mississippi Highway Patrol Driver Services offices in Jackson district delayed opening until 10 a.m.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health-  delay until 10:00 a.m. for offices in:
    • Covington Co
    • Forrest Co
    • Jefferson Davis Co
    • Lawrence Co
    • Simpson Co
    • Smith Co

For more on winter weather advisory, CLICK HERE.

You can always download the WLBT First Alert Weather app for Apple or Android device. 

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The app includes push alerts for severe weather warnings and the ability to submit weather photos and videos. 

The alerts are sent based on the device's location, using GPS. This means you don't have to select any particular county - you are simply warned if severe.

If you don't know how to get our weather alerts, click here

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