First Traces of Inclement Weather Hits the WSD

Winter storm leads the Wentzville School District to announce a snow day


Kay Copeland

There will be no school in the WSD on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The rest of this week’s schedule remains unchanged, and Jan. 26 will be a block day.

Kay Copeland, Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Ledger

Following notice of an accumulating winter storm, the Wentzville School District closed all buildings on Wednesday, Jan. 25. This announcement officially marks the WSD’s first snow day of the school year.

This long-awaited snow day brings rain and snow showers starting late Tuesday night and accumulating into Wednesday, moderately impacting the morning commute with slushy roads – in some areas, roads will be blanketed with snow before turning to slush later in the day. 

A Winter Storm Warning for Tuesday, Jan. 24 and Wednesday, Jan. 25 was put in place earlier this week with around 3-6” of snowfall predicted for the St. Louis metro area. 

The bulk of the accumulating snow will come late Tuesday night in St. Louis, though it will linger throughout the early hours of Wednesday. Thankfully, most road issues will taper off by Wednesday afternoon as temperatures remain at or above freezing.

Liberty’s Thursday block schedule will remain unchanged Thursday, Jan. 26. Friday, Jan. 27 will also follow the typical bell schedule.

Due to an implementation of emergency make-up days built into the WSD academic calendar, students are allotted up to six inclement weather days they do not have to make up at the end of the school year. If the number of days exceeds six, the school year will be extended.