Metro Nashville Public Schools releases statement on decision to stay open

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 12:49:06-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Public Schools angered some parents Wednesday after the district decided to stay open, despite snowy conditions across Davidson County.

Another round of cold air moved through overnight, bringing flurries and bitterly cold temperatures. The snow caused a thin coating on road surfaces, which created slick conditions for some across the area.

The weather prompted dozens of Middle Tennessee school districts to close; however, Metro Nashville schools remained open, which drew the ire of some parents.

The district released the following statement:

Later today, NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Lelan Statom says we’ll see skies clear, but the afternoon high will only hit the upper teens to low 20s.

Wind Chills will be in the single digits for most of the day.

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