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Hernando schools, Pasco-Hernando State College to close Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole

Hernando school officials noted that the county will likely see high winds from the storm and that buses may not operate when winds exceed 35 mph.
Hernando County school buses are seen in this 2019 file photo. Hernando officials announced Tuesday that schools will be closed on Thursday due to concerns about buses being on the road during high winds from Tropical Storm Nicole.
Hernando County school buses are seen in this 2019 file photo. Hernando officials announced Tuesday that schools will be closed on Thursday due to concerns about buses being on the road during high winds from Tropical Storm Nicole.
Published Nov. 9|Updated Nov. 9

Hernando County schools and Pasco-Hernando State College will close Thursday due to expected high winds from Tropical Storm Nicole.

Officials for the district and the college made separate announcements on the closures Tuesday. Hernando school district officials cited concerns about buses being on the road during expected high winds as Nicole moves across the state.

“School buses may not operate when sustained winds exceed 35 mph,” the district’s announcement said.

The Tampa Bay area will see its strongest winds — up to 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph — by late Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to Spectrum Bay News 9.

Pasco school officials also announced Tuesday that schools and district offices will be closed Thursday.

School officials in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties have said they are monitoring the storm’s track but have not yet made schedule changes.

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