Nelson County Schools closed Friday, Jan. 12

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Nelson County Schools has canceled all school for Friday and has activated the plan for use of Non-Traditional Instructional days (NTI/Best Days), due to the prospect of dangerous road conditions. Nelson County child care centers will remain open.

NTI/Best Days are used when main roads are clear but some side roads are not clear enough for buses to travel safely.  Our goal is to reduce the loss of instructional time as students continue working at home and teachers remain available through email, Skype, phone, or other methods of communication.

A winter storm watch has been placed into effect from Friday morning through Saturday morning for Nelson County and Bardstown. The advisory covers all of central Kentucky and southern Indiana.

The forecast for rain to change from a mix of freezing rain and sleet, and end with snow. The precipitation may be heavy at times and is expected to cause difficult travel conditions, with accumulations of up to four inches of snow with some ice also possible.

School officials will keep a close watch on conditions and advise as necessary.

Note: An intial press release incorrectly reported that Friday evening school activities were also canceled. That decision has not yet been made.