Lincoln Parish school, Creek cancelling school Friday; Tech, GSU go online

With the forecast calling for sub-freezing temperatures and a possibility of winter precipitation overnight, school across Lincoln Parish are cancelling class for tomorrow.

Superintendent Ricky Durrett confirmed that all Lincoln Parish Schools will be closed tomorrow.

Ruston High’s district basketball games against Ouachita are still on. The Lady Cats will host the Lady Lions at 5 p.m. and the boys game will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the RHS Gym.

Weston at Simsboro basketball games are still on for Friday night as well. Choudrant’s games at Quitman are still on for Friday night. The LPJ is still waiting to hear back from Lincoln Prep on their plan for their basketball games.

Cedar Creek officials also confirmed that classes have been cancelled for tomorrow.

Creek’s home games against Delhi are still on as well. The Lady Cougars tip at 6 p.m. followed by the boys game.

Both Grambling State and Louisiana Tech sent out emails to faculty and staff confirming that all classes on Friday would be online only.

LA Tech said in its email that “even though classes will be online, our campus will be open and operations will be normal. All planned events are still being held, and we will attempt to post any cancellations on the website.”

Louisiana Tech’s Conference USA women’s basketball match-up against  Florida Atlantic scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. will be played as scheduled.

Grambling State’s release stated:

• Campus Operations (faculty and staff): employees are asked to leave by 3:30 p.m. today; facilities management personnel and GSUPD will report to work as usual

• The GSU Dining Hall /Sodexo will open at p.m. Friday and closes at 10 p.m. instead of midnight on Friday and Saturday

• The Jacob T. Stewart convenience store will close tomorrow. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of north-central Louisiana until 9 p.m. today. Due to temperatures expected to drop below freezing tonight resulting in icy road conditions that could cause hazardous and dangerous driving conditions. 

Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security issued an advisory Thursday afternoon saying that as this winter weather system moves across our area in northern Louisiana and temperatures approach the freezing mark or below, hazardous travel conditions will exist as roads, bridges, sidewalks, overpasses, etc., will be likely impacted and may not be safe. 

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