RePublic schools will re-open Tuesday

Skytracker: Jackson Prep flooding

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Three RePublic Schools are closed their doors Monday, February 17, due to flooding:

  • Reimagine Prep
  • Smillow Prep
  • Smillow Collegiate

All three will re-open Tuesday.

Jackson State University will resume as normal Monday. They report no flood damage on campus.

Jackson Public Schools also report no flood damage to JPS schools and offices. Parent-teacher conferences will go on as scheduled. Students will return to school on regular schedules Tuesday. There’s no school Monday due to Presidents’ Day.

The Pearl River, which is over 36.5 feet as of Sunday afternoon, is expected to crest at 37.5 feet.

Reservoir officials said the 33,000-acre lake stabilized overnight, allowing them to hold the release of water through the dam to lower than expected amounts Sunday morning.

Because of flooding impacts, the Mississippi Department of Transportation has closed several ramps along major state roads. Those closings can be found HERE.

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