- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Schools, courts and government offices throughout the western Panhandle plan to close because of anticipated snow and ice.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the region. Forecasters say a mix of freezing rain and snow is expected Tuesday through Wednesday.

Schools in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties will be closed those days. Courts and many government offices also announced closures in advances of the wintery weather.

Officials in Florida’s two westernmost counties have declared local states of emergency, are preparing to spread sand on icy roads and bridges and have opened winter weather shelters.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide