The children are nestled
All snug in their beds,
While dreams of a snow day
Dance in their heads.
It's snowing tonight in Christian County. Big wet flakes started falling about 7:00 p.m.Some of the "flakes" have been slushy rain. The grass is mostly covered with white, but on the sidewalks, the snow has been melting as it falls.
If the temperature drops just a couple degrees, and if the snow continues to fall, the roads may be a little slick tomorrow morning. Maybe school will be set back an hour or two, or perhaps it will even be cancelled.
If you could hover above Christian County tonight and tune into the thoughts of Christian County's children, you'd hear a chant of little mind-voices: "Please, let school be cancelled tomorrow. Please, let school be cancelled tomorrow."
That decision will be made about 5 a.m. by a team of school administrators. They drive out into the county and check some of the less-traveled backroads that are likely to have an accumulation of snow or ice. Then, if school is to be cancelled, a bulletin goes out to the radio and TV stations before 6 a.m.
It would have to snow a lot before Isaac's classes at the Community College were cancelled. And the roads would have to be truly impassable before I'd be able to skip work.
Dennis, however, has signed up to be a school cafeteria substitute worker. Currently, he's doing a two-week stint in one of the elementary schools. He's the only one at our house who has a chance of getting a surprise day of vacation tomorrow, due to the weather.
Often, the residents of Hopkinsville wonder why school was cancelled because the streets in town are clear. However, I can vouch that the rural backroads are often slick and treacherous, even though main roads and town streets are fine. It gets colder out here in the country, and we don't have much traffic, so snow and ice are more likely to stick.