DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - The grass at Goodman Road and Highway 78 in Olive Branch was covered in snow on Wednesday. Twenty-four hours later, it was almost completely melted.
DeSoto County Schools canceled classes Thursday and despite mostly clear roads, the district also ordered a two-hour delayed start time Friday — a move some say is unnecessary.
"The snow is all gone already, so I don't think they should have a two hour delay," said former DCS Student Carina Buenaventura. "Sometimes we didn't have to be at home because there was no snow or ice at the school," says Buenaventura.
Tate County Schools are also delayed Friday, and South Panola Schools are closed Friday. Even though the snow is mostly gone, what's not gone are the cold temperatures
"This breeze right here made me have to zip up my jacket and everything because it was pretty cold," said Highland.
And some say cold temperatures, and the possibility of any remaining ice, is enough for the school system to order a delay.
"Other areas that may be with snow that might melt and cause a hazard, so I think t is necessary," says DeSoto County resident Orzell Anderson.
Across the city, dirt and melting snowmen were a sign that perhaps, winter is dead.
"Ready for some sunshine, ready for some dry weather, warmer weather," Hoggard said.
WMC Action News 5 reached out to DeSoto County School officials for more details on what factors contributed to delaying class, but has not yet heard back.