Lyon County cancels school Tuesday, Carson City plans to be open |

Lyon County cancels school Tuesday, Carson City plans to be open

Teri Vance
Submitted by Staci KlingFrom left to right, Aubri, Grant, Avah and Alexis Kling take advantage of Monday's snow day, playing in the yard of their Mark Twain home. Lyon County schools will remain closed Tuesday.

Lyon County School District is canceling all classes Tuesday after the snowstorm on Sunday and Monday that dropped up to three feet of snow in some places.

“The condition on the highways and back roads is very unsafe in Lyon County right now,” said Superintendent Caroline Macintosh. “We’re erring on the side of safety of our students and staff members.”

District officials notified parents through a recorded phone message around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

“Due the uncertainty of the weather conditions and for the safety of our students and staff, there will be no schools open in Lyon County on Tuesday, Dec. 8. This will give our communities more time to clean up our streets and get everything back in working order,” the message said.

All area schools were canceled Monday, but Carson City schools are set to return to their regular schedules Tuesday.

“We’ll get up in the morning, and if conditions really deteriorate we’ll make another decision, but for right now we’re planning on holding school as normal,” said Superintendent Richard Stokes.

He said snow removal teams have been working at all sites and that buses are chained up for the morning drive.

“Our biggest concern is that we don’t have a lot of sidewalks available,” he said.

He urged parents to either walk with their children or drive them, if possible. He also called on motorists to be aware of students who are walking along icy streets.”We want to do everything we can to keep the children safe,” he said.