Austin school district to operate on 2-hour delay Wednesday

7:46 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 Local
Ice formation at a car wash during a January freeze in Austin. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The Austin school district will operate on a two-hour delay for schools, offices and bus routes Wednesday due to weather, school officials announced.

The Eanes, Hays, Del Valle, Dripping Springs, Lake Travis, Bastrop, Lockhart, San Marcos and Wimberley school districts announced they would be on a two-hour delayed schedule. The Smithville school district will remain closed.

Meanwhile, the Round Rock, Leander and Pflugerville districts, among others, will hold school and their regular scheduled time Wednesday.

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Texas State University will resume regular operations at 10 a.m. and begin classes at 11 a.m. University buses will begin operations at 9 a.m.

Austin Community College campuses are also operating on a delay. Campuses will open and classes will begin at 10 a.m.

The University of Texas and St. Edwards University plan to operate on a normal schedule.

At about 4 p.m., the winter storm warning was downgraded to a winter storm advisory. The city of Austin tweeted that “road conditions have generally improved due to a combination of road treatments, dry air, and strong north winds,” but warned drivers to use caution as patches of ice could remain overnight.

The following school districts have announced they are operating on a normal schedule Wednesday:

Granger

Hutto

Leander

Marble Falls

Pflugerville

Round Rock