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School decision by 5:30 a.m. Thursday if bad weather hits

By The Staff

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a winter storm watch for March 5 in Roane County.

Director of Schools Gary Aytes said early Wednesday afternoon that no decision had been made thus far about canceling school for Thursday, but he and other officials are monitoring the weather situation.

"We will definitely make a decision by 5:30 in the morning," Aytes said. "We've already determined we're not waiting any later than 5:30 the morning of, but hopefully we'll be able to make a decision tonight."