Local school systems missed Local 8 News forecast

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- On Tuesday, Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre said he decided not to cancel school because winter weather was not in the forecast.

McIntyre said, "We look at a variety of different factors. We look at the forecast. And this is a storm that really....when I went to bed last night, after watching the late news, it wasn't forecasted."

However, Local 8 News Meteorologist David Aldrich was first to report on Monday night at 11 that unexpected snow would be moving into the area Tuesday morning.

Schools were not cancelled or delayed, but on Tuesday, students were sent home early. Many buses had trouble delivering students to their homes, and some were even involved in wrecks.

A number of other schools chose not to close despite last night's forecast including Sevier County, Jefferson County and Cocke County among others.


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