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Several School Districts Closed Tuesday Amid Winter Storm Bringing Snow, Winds

The County Office of Education said strong winds can create dangerous driving conditions for school buses

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A powerful storm expected to elevate winds to aggressive levels and dump snow on San Diego's mountain ranges will keep students in several East County school districts at home on Tuesday, according to the San Diego County Office of Education.

Schools in the Julian Union Elementary, Julian Union High, and Spencer Valley school districts were closed Tuesday for a snow day, according to the COE.

The Mountain Empire Unified School District also closed several schools on Tuesday citing powerful winds that could create dangerous driving conditions for school buses.

The district serves communities along Interstate 8 from Descanso to Jacumba Hot Springs, including areas that are under a High Wind Warning.

  • Schools impacted include:
  • Campo Elementary School (Campo, CA)
  • Clover Flat Elementary School (Boulevard, CA)
  • Descanso Elementary School (Descanso, CA)
  • Potrero Elementary Dual Language Academy (Potrero, CA)
  • Camp Lockett MS (Campo, CA)
  • Pine Valley MS (Pine Valley, CA)
  • Mountain Empire HS (Pine Valley, CA)
  • Mountain Empire Alternative Education (Pine Valley, CA)
Watches and warnings in effect for San Diego County through Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.
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Watches and warnings in effect for San Diego County through Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

Our deserts face gusts up to 70 mph and are under a high wind warning through 6 p.m. Tuesday, and coastal communities are under a wind advisory for the same period. Mountain regions are under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Dagmar Midcap's Evening Forecast for Feb. 21, 2022
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