Lincoln County Schools Closed Jan. 18 Due to High Winds
Lincoln County News Release
Because of predicted wind gusts of up to 100 mph and sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph along the central Oregon coast, Lincoln County School District officials made the decision today to cancel school on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The charter schools in Lincoln City, Siletz and Eddyville also will be closed.
After discussing the high wind warning with safety personnel throughout the county, Superintendent Tom Rinearson decided to cancel school on Wednesday for all students, teachers and district staff. The missed day of school and work will be made up on Friday, May 11, which had been a scheduled furlough day due to budget cuts.
Rinearson said he would rather “err on the safe side for our kids,” by cancelling school rather than waiting to see if the National Weather Service advisory is accurate.
The high wind advisory tells central Oregon coast residents to prepare for possible power outages, downed trees, blocked roadways, and flying debris. The high winds are expected to begin around 2 a.m. Wednesday and subside late afternoon.