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Dawson County students will spend an entire week out of school this week after another cancellation was announced for Friday classes.

 

A winter storm that dumped several inches of snow on Dawson County Sunday night and Monday morning continues to affect the area as it ices over.

 

Friday's closure marks the eighth inclement weather day this school year. The calendar only has four built in, so changes will be necessary to make up missed days.

 

Superintendent Keith Porter said forgiveness from the state on the number of allotted inclement weather days is a possibility. If not, the district would have to look at cutting into traditional holidays.

 

Dawson County government resumed its regular hours at noon Wednesday and planned to get back into its regular schedule by Thursday.

 

Spokesperson Cathy Brooks said it could change, however, if the ice is an impediment Thursday morning.

 

City hall was open Wednesday and staff planned to be open at 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

 

The Jan. 10 city council meeting was cancelled “for the safety of the citizens, staff and councilmen,” according to Councilman Calvin Byrd.

 

The city council meeting has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Jan. 18.

 

Other cancellations include the Jan. 13 Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Those who paid for a reservation may contact the chamber office next week.

 

The chamber office also closed its doors Wednesday due to the weather.

Check back with www.dawsonnews.com for updates.

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