Snow fall created a picturesque setting in downtown Tryon Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28. Here the Tryon depot accepted the wintry coating. (photo by Leah Justice)
Snow fall created a picturesque setting in downtown Tryon Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28. Here the Tryon depot accepted the wintry coating. (photo by Leah Justice)

Communities report icy roads, schools closed Wednesday

Published 9:25pm Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As most of the South skidded through a snowy afternoon and evening, Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Thermal Belt was not left untouched.

Polk County and District 1 (Landrum) schools both closed Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in an effort to get students home before snow began to fall heavily. Both school systems will remain closed Wednesday, Jan. 29 because of potentially hazardous road conditions.

The Town of Tryon issued a notice Tuesday night saying the town’s street department reported very ice roads in town. By 4 p.m. snow began to accumulate more thickly on roadways and motorists reported sliding even on major roads such as Hwy. 108.

“Scraping and sanding not helping much,” said the Town of Tryon notice. “Motorists encouraged not to be out tonight.”

Many business offices closed early to ensure the safety of their employees, including offices at the Polk County courthouse.

Snowfall is not expected to continue Wednesday, Jan. 29 as meteorologists are calling for zero chance of precipitation, but temperatures are not expected to rise above 34. Wednesday’s low is expected to fall around 17 degrees. Thursday, Jan. 30′s weather is supposed to be sunny with a high of 43.

 

 

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