Area schools starting late Friday
Classes for Rockdale, Milano, Thorndale and Gause school districts, along with St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale will start late on Friday, Feb. 12 due to concerns over road conditions throughout the area.
Heavy sleet and light snow fell in the area late Thursday and officials for each district made the decisions to run buses at later times. Rockdale ISD will start classes one hour late and buses will also run an hour later than normal. Milano, Thorndale, Gause and St. Paul students will not began classes until 10 a.m. Friday.
Milam County is included in a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service that has affected most of Central Texas and Brazos Valley. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews were also out during the night checking bridges and roadways throughout the county.