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Cold Weather Brings School Closings, Delays

Several schools in Tennessee have either canceled classes or decided to open later in the morning.

School systems in Fentress and Van Buren counties canceled class.

While schools in Jackson, Overton, Pickett, and White counties are running two hours late.

Faith Trinity Academy in Nashville is also closed Friday morning.

The threat of severe weather and harsh road conditions closed schools on Thursday in 11 counties including Warren, Smith and Putnam counties.

In Putnam County, children were dismissed from most schools by 1 p.m.

School officials said anytime there's a threat for severe weather it's better to be safe than sorry.

Dr. Linda Nash, principal of Avery Trace Middle School in Cookeville, said administrators have to consider different factors before they decided to close school early or cancel classes.

The Cookeville City Public Works Department had salt trucks ready to hit the roads just in case the roads became too slick.

Click here for an updated list of school closings.

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