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January 27, 2009

Updated school closings

WEATHERFORD - An ice storm predicted for later today has prompted the closing of several area schools.

Included in the closings are:

Weatherford ISD

Peaster ISD

Perrin-Whitt ISD

Poolville ISD

Springtown ISD

Trinity Christian Academy - Aledo

Weatherford Christian School

Weatherford College

Brock ISD - Closing at 11:30 a.m.

Mineral Wells ISD - Closing at 1 p.m.

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