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Muscogee schools explain closure decision

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Muscogee County School District announced school closing for Wednesday late Tuesday night, due to what they say was information provided by local meteorologist.

In the email that was sent out by MCSD to the media outlets after 11 p.m. regarding the school closures, Director of Communications Valerie Fuller indicated the decision was based on a rain and possible freezing that could occur sooner then previously predicted.

Superintendent David Lewis says that is was around 9 p.m. Tuesday night when he saw predictions of the temperature dropping, and it was at that point he contacted a local meteorologist.

"They said it was a very close call either way in regard to how far the weather front would move down, said Lewis. "With that they could not predict that there would not be ice conditions," he added.

School district officials say because of how late it was when they made the decision, they decided to wait until 5 a.m.

Thursday morning Muscogee schools will have a two hour delay in start time.

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