WSD Announces a Snow Day Amid Icy Road Conditions

Inclement weather leads the WSD to see two snow days in one week


Kay Copeland

All buildings in the WSD are closed on Monday, Jan. 30 amid hazardous road conditions.

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

Icy road conditions led the Wentzville School District to announce a snow day on Monday, Jan. 30. The news comes just after the district’s first snow day of the school year on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

“All outside District placement transportation, activities, PAT screenings, kindergarten registration and facilities usage are also canceled,” the WSD wrote in a social media post announcing the snow day.

A Winter Weather Advisory was put in place for St. Charles County until 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. Freezing drizzle was predicted to last from late Sunday night into Monday morning with hazardous conditions impacting the morning commute. 

Total ice accumulations were predicted up to one-tenth of an inch. Temperatures overnight Sunday into the Monday morning commute remain below-freezing, leaving icy spots on untreated roads. 

Sophomore Kinzie Copeland embarked on the icy roads around 9 p.m. Sunday night. She had heard some of her friends talking about the hazardous conditions, yet she was not prepared for what she would see. 

“I almost slid into a sign and a guardrail,” she retells. “Everyone on the road had their hazards on and were going like 5 mph because it was so slick.”

She drove past Liberty High School, to which she commented the parking lot was “super shiny.”

“If anyone goes into the turn lane at Liberty, they’re just going to slide,” she remarks. 

Copeland strongly suggested the district to announce a snow day on Monday, Jan. 30, saying, “I don’t want to risk dying, sliding or getting into a car wreck. Cancel school.”