Most Mid-South schools have class in frigid temperatures

Durham bus services take precautions

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Frigid air moved into the Mid-South and single-digit temperatures were reported across the region. The Mid-South is under a wind chill advisory until 9 a.m. Thursday.

Despite the bitter cold, most Mid-South schools stayed open on Thursday.

North Tippah, Mississippi school district says the cold weather is too extreme and would not be having classes. McNairy County Sheriff's Department says that McNairy County Schools were also closed on Thursday.

Bus drivers in Shelby County worked all morning to help make the freezing temperatures more bearable for students.

Durham Bus Services took extra precautions by having drivers come in early to warm up the buses. The drivers also waited a little longer at each stop for students coming from houses or cars.

Shelby County Schools and municipal district leaders say there is nothing about the cold that prevents them from opening school doors, but all outside activities are canceled.

Schools will also be flexible regarding tardies to allow for additional vehicle traffic.

Be sure to dress students appropriately. Kids should wear several layers of loose lightweight clothing, mittens, which are warmer than gloves, and a hat, which can help retain your body heat.

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