Roane County Schools closed Friday, Jan. 24, due to cold temps

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By Damon Lawrence

Roane County Schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 24, due to cold weather.

“We were afraid we’d have some problems with our buses,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said.

Single digit temperatures are expected Friday morning.

“Diesel engines don’t do that well in single digits,” Aytes said.

Aytes said the welfare of students was also a factor.

“We certainly didn’t want a bus that didn’t run and have students left out standing,” he said.