Fayetteville Public Schools closed Thursday with no AMI day

Snow covers the Dickson Street area on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Flyer photo/Todd Gill)

Classes at Fayetteville Public Schools were cancelled for Thursday, Jan. 26 following a winter storm that hit the area and brought over 8 inches of snow in some parts of town.

Officials said continued poor road conditions along with numerous families, teachers and schools that are without power or internet led to a decision to fully close all public schools with no AMI day scheduled for Thursday.

The heavy, wet snow caused downed tree branches and power lines which led to thousands of power outages across the region. Schools were also closed Wednesday, but students were instructed to participate in AMI learning.

Forecasters are predicting partly sunny skies on Thursday, with a high near 36.