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APSU, Clarksville saw school closings for hazardous conditions at the start of the semester.

Winter Storm Jonas blankets east coast in snow, ice and sleet

APSU and surrounding areas were rocked by Winter Storm Jonas bringing waves of ice, sleet and snow.

Jonas shut down multiple businesses, schools and colleges including APSU.

APSU closed school for Friday, Jan. 22, before the end of the workday on Thursday, Jan. 21, with expectations of dangerous icy conditions.

This is the fourth year in a row APSU has shut down because of snow.

On Feb. 17, 2015, Winter Storm Octavia closed the school for a week and in 2014, APSU closed for four days during the week of March 3, 2015, for snow.

Montgomery County reportedly received four to six inches of snow because of Winter Storm Jonas bringing a number of accidents to the area.

Montgomery County Deputies responded to 12 accidents and Clarksville police reported 18 weather-related minor crashes.

The storms did not stop in Tennessee, they continued throughout the east coast.

Jonas made its way through D.C., reportedly dumping two feet of snow on the city. The nation’s capital will seek funding from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist with the clean up.

As the storm continued on its rampage, New York City was coated as well. There was a reported 25 inches of snow that fell on the city. Subways, Metro-North Metro System and buses in the city were all closed due to the conditions.

APSU reopened Monday, Jan. 25 and will remain open as temperatures rise to the 60s by the end of the week.

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