Centre County school districts issue 2-hour delays due to aftermath of winter storm

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Darin Oswald/doswald@idahostatesman.com

Centre County schools will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday in anticipation of icy roads caused by drifting snow.

Bald Eagle, Bellefonte, Penns Valley and State College area school districts all announced delays on Monday night, following Winter Storm Izzy dumping as much as 7 inches of snow across the county on Sunday into Monday. Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District will be closed Tuesday, according to a Facebook post from Hope Fire Company, “due to roadways that are still hazardous in some areas.” Students will participate in flexible instruction/remote learning.

Accuweather forecast wind gusts of up to 24 mph overnight Monday, leading to blowing and drifting snow, with temperatures below freezing.

“High winds are causing drifting snow and refreezing of wet roads could occur after sundown,” Ferguson Township Police Department tweeted Monday evening. “We want to remind residents and travelers to stay vigilant with these changing conditions.”