Lake Tahoe Unified School District cancels school Friday
UPDATE: 4 p.m.
Friday will be another snow day for Lake Tahoe Unified School District.
The district posted on its website Thursday afternoon that school would be canceled Friday due to the recent snowfall, which has left many roads too narrow for school buses to navigate. It also is hazardous for students to safely get to bus stops, the district wrote online.
The National Weather Service in Reno extended a winter storm warning until 10 p.m. Thursday. Another 1 to 4 inches of snow could fall by then.
Essential staff for snow removal and maintenance should report to the school district office Friday.
The district has canceled school throughout this past week due to a winter storm that caused blizzard conditions and dumped more than 11 feet of new snow in the mountains. With Monday being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students and staff will receive an even longer break from school. All schools should resume regular schedule on Tuesday.
ORIGINAL STORY: Lake Tahoe Unified School District closed, LTCC and Douglas County schools opening Thursday
Lake Tahoe Unified School District is closed, while Lake Tahoe Community College and schools in Zephyr Cove are opening today following several days defined by snow and closures around the Tahoe Basin.
The district cited blizzard conditions and snow removal operations restricting school buses ability to navigate routes.
Just before 4 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service in Reno extended a winter storm warning to 10 a.m. An additional 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall, with a foot or more above 7,000 feet. Winds are expected to range from 10 to 15 mph.
Elsewhere on the South Shore, George Whittell High School (WHS) and Zephyr Cove Elementary School (ZCES) in Nevada are open today. However, school buses will stop only at the following designated stops.
The corner of Tina Court and Ski Court for students living in the Tramway and Kingsbury Village area:
WHS – Bus will arrive at 6:40 a.m. and depart at 7:05 a.m.
ZCES – Bus will arrive at 7:57 a.m. and depart at 8:20 a.m.
Glenbrook area will board at the entrance to Glenbrook
WHS – Bus will arrive at 6:32 a.m.
ZCES – Bus will arrive at 7:36 a.m.
Douglas County School District reminds parents that they are responsible for delivering students to the main bus stops in the morning and picking them up from the same stop in the afternoon.
Roads and parking lots at Lake Tahoe Community College are clear and the power is on. The college recommends students and staff use their best judgement when trying to determine if it is safe to travel.
“If it is unsafe to leave your home, staying put may be your best option,” the college posted on its website. “If you are coming in, please give yourself lots of extra time to make the drive to campus. Drive safely, and use caution when walking.”
Staff should contact their supervisor and students should contact their instructors is they are unable to travel today.