Wind and rain make travel hazardous

Robert Blackford/Editor
Ice gleams on the streets of downtown Aledo in this shot looking east down Main Street from the corner of College Avenue by Stut's Hallmark Store.

Students at Sherrard, Mercer County and Rockridge school districts had a short day Wednesday, Jan. 20, as the districts closed the doors to the respective schools early. Mercer County and Sherrard Schools were cancelled at 9 a.m. Rockridge ended the day at 11:15 a.m.

Rain and high winds combined with freezing temperatures made travel conditions dangerous as day wore on.

United canceled school before that morning, keeping staff and students home.