Closing and Delays


School Closing & Delay Announcements


We make every effort to announce any delays or closings as soon as possible.
These announcements are made public through the following:


WINC 92.5 - Winchester

 WMRA 94.5 - Winchester

WUSQ 102 - Winchester



WHSV ABC 3 - Harrisonburg, VA

WHAG 25 - Hagerstown, MD

WRC NBC 4 - Washington, DC

WJLA ABC 7 - Washington, DC

WUSA CBS 9 - Washington, DC

WTTG FOX 5 - Washington, DC

Contact information:
Clarke County Public Schools Central Office: (540) 955-6100

The decision to open, delay, or close Clarke County schools during a flood and/or snow emergency is not taken lightly. The Director of Transportation checks with the Virginia Department of Transportation and State Police on road conditions, reviews all possible information on weather conditions and contact key people regarding conditions in their areas of the county. In addition, the Director of Transportation and bus drivers actually drive the routes prior to pickup up children on the road.

We spend a great deal of time attempting to assure that the roads are safe. However, a specific number of roads in the county present a serious safety hazard under certain conditions. During weather emergencies, turnarounds on certain narrow gravel or dirt roads are dangerous and sometimes impassable. Please see the county web page for snow and flood routes.