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Updated: Snow causes Fayette schools to cancel class, sports events. Magnet deadline extended

All Fayette County Public Schools after-school and sports events are canceled Friday, January 19, due to snow and ice conditions, district spokesperson Dia Davidson-Smith said.

Fayette County Public Schools is having a traditional snow day Friday with no remote learning, Davidson-Smith said.

Continued freezing temperatures across Lexington and dangerous road conditions led to the decision, Davidson-Smith said. The district wanted to maintain the safety and comfort of staff and students.

Students had participated in online learning Tuesday through Thursday this week due to similar conditions.

FCPS: Magnet school application deadline extended

Also, the Magnet and School Program application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 24 at 11:59 p.m.

“Due to inclement weather conditions and impacts to our normal school schedule this week, we want to allow more time for teachers to assist students with application materials, and additional time for families to review and complete the application,” said Davidson-Smith.

District officials did not immediately say why a traditional snow day was called Friday as opposed to a non-traditional instruction day.

“The decision was made to have a snow day ... there is no further comment,” said Davidson-Smith.

Lexington is under a winter weather advisory as part of the winter storm that has hit the area, according to the National Weather Service. The city got about 3 inches of snow Thursday night into Friday morning, and more was set to fall Friday.

The National Weather Service said temperatures are expected to fall into the single digits Friday night.