Light dusting of snow cancels some schools in North Mississippi

By Nick Kenney - bio | email

CLARKSDALE, MS (WMC-TV) - Classes were canceled on Monday in parts of North Mississippi after a dusting of snowfall fell across the region.

In Clarksdale, winter vacation lasted one more day for students and teachers.

"We don't have to go to work today, so we are really enjoying it," resident Tasha Lewis said.

Bitterly cold temperatures brought along a dusting of snow flurries, with accumulation, to the middle of the Mississippi Delta.

"This morning we probably had about an inch of snow on the ground," said Clarksdale resident Mike Ralinson. "Some of the grass was sticking up through it."

Brian Mayo, owner of CamMo's Small Engines, is a seller of chainsaws and generators. Mayo said he was keeping an eye on weather forecasts that call for more snow later in the week - a prediction that could end a slow season.

"We'll be busy, I hope, you know?  Then again, I don't want anyone to be without power," he said.

As this batch melts and drains away Mayo is not the only one who could use more snow - school students said they wouldn't mind another day off.

However, officials said at this point the plan is for school to be back in session as planned Tuesday morning.

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