Hamilton County Schools closed, Walker County Schools delayed Thursday

Hamilton County Schools closed, Walker County Schools delayed Thursday

September 26th, 2018 by Meghan Mangrum in Breaking News

Updated at 6:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, with information about Walker County Schools being on 2-hour delay Thursday.

UPDATE at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday: Walker County, Ga., schools will be on a 2-hour delay Thursday due to weather.


UPDATE at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday: Hamilton County Schools will be closed Thursday.

Before and after-school childcare will also be closed.

"Conditions around some schools in the district are not expected to improve overnight, and additional rain is expected with heavy rain possible at daybreak," said a news release. 

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Some employees are still expected to work on a one-hour delay, according to a news release.

Hamilton County Schools opened on a one-hour delay Wednesday, but then dismissed early due to poor road conditions and continued torrential rain.


UPDATE: Due to heavy rain and flooding in the county and rain expected during the afternoon, all Hamilton County schools are closing immediately, according to a news release. 

Buses will run within the next hour. Parents may pick up their children at any time. 

After school care is canceled but employees will take care of children until they can be picked up by parents. 

Heavy flooding, especially in the northern part of the county around schools is expected to be a bigger problem later today.  The biggest issues around schools are in the Soddy-Daisy area.


ORIGINAL STORY: The threat of more heavy rain adding to already drenched roads has led at least one school district in the area to close Wednesday.

Meigs County Schools announced on Facebook that the district school would be closed today.

Hamilton County Schools are also on a one hour delay Wednesday.

Overnight rains have flooded some roads and public safety officials are reporting downed trees blocking roads, according to Hamilton County Schools spokesman Tim Hensley. 

Buses will run one hour later today.

This is a developing story. Check back with the Times Free Press for updates.