Fayetteville public schools closed Wednesday

With another round of winter weather expected to hit sometime Wednesday morning, officials have announced that public schools in Fayetteville will be closed for the day.

“In the interest of the safety of our students and considering the weather forecast, the Fayetteville Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 4,” said Alan Wilbourn, the district’s public information officer, in a news release late Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 a.m. to midnight on Wednesday for Washington County. The forecast calls for rain turning to freezing rain, sleet, and then snow as cold air moves through the region.

Up to a quarter-inch of ice accumulation and three inches of snow and sleet are predicted on Wednesday that could result in hazardous travel conditions throughout Fayetteville and the surrounding area.

It’s the fourth closure of the school year for the district, which suspended classes Feb. 16-17 and then again Feb. 24.

We’ll update this list of other reported school closings as we hear more:
– Bentonville Christian Academy
– Bentonville Public Schools
– Decatur Public Schools
– Elkins Public Schools
– FBC Rogers Christian School
– Farmington Public Schools
– Fayetteville Christian Elementary
– Fayetteville Head Start
– Fayetteville Montessori
– Fayetteville Public Schools
– Haas Hall Academy
– Gentry Public Schools
– Gravette Schools
– Greenland Schools
– Huntsville Public Schools
– Lincoln Public Schools
– The New School
– Northwest Arkansas Community College
– Northwest Technical Institute
– Prairie Grove Schools
– Rogers Public Schools
– Shiloh Christian Schools
– Springdale Head Start
– Springdale Public Schools
– St. Joseph Catholic School
– The Sunshine School and Development Center
– West Fork Schools

Other Northwest Arkansas closures include:
– Bella Vista Library
– Boys & Girls Club of Benton Co.
– Elizabeth Richardson Center of Northwest Arkansas
– Farmington Public Library
– Fayetteville Public Library
– The Jones Center
– Ozark Transit
– Springdale City Hall
– Springdale Public Library
– Visit Rogers offices
– Washington County government offices