Anderson County public schools will have remote learning Wednesday due to roads

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All of Anderson County's five school districts have announced remote learning for Wednesday as roads are still affected by the weekend's snow storm.

Certain areas across the districts will still has hazardous road conditions so Wednesday will be another eLearning Day, district leaders said.

Anderson school announcements Wednesday:

After Sunday's record snowfall, government offices across the Upstate delayed openings or were closed Tuesday.

The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport broke a daily snowfall record with 6.5 inches of snow Sunday. The previous record was 5.7 inches, which was set back in 1965, according to the National Weather Service.

Workers chopped up a fallen oak tree and repair fallen power lines on Glenwood Avenue in Anderson Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Workers chopped up a fallen oak tree and repair fallen power lines on Glenwood Avenue in Anderson Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Some roads continued to have black ice on Tuesday. Temperatures have dropped below freezing overnight in most locations in the Upstate and any snow or sleet on the ground may have changed into ice.

“Abundant sunshine in most areas allowed roads to warm and driving conditions improved for a time Monday afternoon. However, in most areas where snow is on the ground, roads remained wet from snowmelt," the National Weather Service said in a special weather statement. "With temperatures ranging from the teens to mid 20s across the area this morning, black ice and frozen slush have likely formed on many roads. Slick and hazardous roads can be expected through at least the morning hours, when sunshine and temperatures warming above freezing should again allow the ice to thaw."

Monday was a holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and students were not in school remotely or in-person. Tuesday's in-person classes were canceled and moved to virtual due to the weather.

Sarah Sheridan is the community reporter in Anderson. She'd appreciate your help telling important stories; reach her at ssheridan@gannett.com or on twitter @saralinasher.

This article originally appeared on Anderson Independent Mail: SC winter storm: Anderson school districts will be remote Wednesday