CSU, NoCo School Districts Starting Late Thursday Due To Inclement Weather
Due to the inclement weather from Wednesday (Jan. 19) which continues to pose poor travel conditions for many parts of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University - as well as multiple school districts - have made the decision to operate on a delayed start Thursday (Jan. 20).
Districts/Schools Affected By Thursday's Delayed Start:
- Colorado State University
On Wednesday night, CSU officials announced via Twitter that the university would not start operations Thursday until 10 a.m. at all Larimer County campuses due to yesterday's storm in Northern Colorado that has since made roads difficult for travel.
The announcement states that "the decision was based on information from weather forecasts through mid-morning Thursday."
- Poudre School District
A little over an hour after CSU announced their shift to a delayed start for Thursday, Poudre School District followed suit, stating Wednesday night that due to inclement road conditions around the district, PSD and its associated schools will start two hours later than usual.
The district noted in their announcement that breakfast would not be served Thursday, buses will operate on the delayed schedule - however, all PSD schools will dismiss at their normal times Thursday.
As far as before/after-school child care is concerned, the district stated that AlphaBEST will not be open for before-school care but will operate as normal for after-school services.
For more information regarding Thursday's delayed opening for the Poudre School District, click here.
- Thompson School District
Thompson School District (TSD) also announced that their schools and district offices would operate on a two-hour delayed start Thursday.
Their announcement notes that morning bus pick-up times will be delayed two hours, however, afternoon bus drop-off times will remain unchanged.
For more information regarding Thursday's delayed opening for the Thompson School District, click here.
As per the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, Thursday's forecast for Fort Collins calls for spots of fog in the earlier hours of the morning, with partly cloudy skies turning to sunny skies later on in the day. Thursday's high is expected to be about 33 degrees, whereas Thursday night's low is forecast to be 20 degrees.
Although there's a chance for snow in Northern Colorado on Friday, conditions should warm up into the 40s and 50s over the weekend, according to the forecast.