UPDATE: Tyler Transit services will start at 10 a.m. Saturday

Published on Friday, 6 December 2013 13:22 - Written by

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Due to freezing temperatures and precipitation, the Tyler Transit services will have a delayed start time of 10 a.m. for the Saturday, Dec. 6 fixed route. 

Tyler Transit is coordinating with the Street Department on roadway conditions. If the roads are not safe at 10 a.m., bus routes will either delay further or will be canceled for the day.  


Due to inclement weather the regularly scheduled Friday night dance at the Tyler Senior Center has been canceled for Friday, Dec. 6 only.

The Friday night dances will resume on Dec. 13.


The Rusk Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until December 14 at 10 a.m.


One East Texas high school has seen its path to the state championship delayed by the weather until Monday while it is still game on for two others.

The Gladewater Bears Class 3A Division II Region II matchup with Argyle scheduled for tonight at Dallas’ Kincaide Stadium has been rescheduled for Monday at Waco’s Midway Stadium.

Gladewater officials said a time has not been determined yet.

Meantime, Chapel Hill and Kilgore’s Class 3A Division I quarterfinals scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium is still on.

A spokeswoman at the Kilgore ISD athletic department said this morning she was told there were no plans to cancel the game.


Winona ISD will dismiss classes at 11 a.m. today.


Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins is dismissing classes at 10 a.m.


East Texas Casa has postponed the "Superhero Run for Abused and Neglected Children" on Saturday.


American Airlines and American Eagle have canceled about 900 flights as a North Texas ice storm is affecting travel systemwide. American spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan says all of the cancellations today are because of bad weather in the Dallas area. Fort Worth-based American and American Eagle operate about 3,500 flights daily worldwide. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 80 flights systemwide today. More than half of Southwest's cancellations are at its main hub of Dallas Love Field.

So if you have a flight scheduled, be sure to check with your airline.

Officials with Dallas Area Rapid Transit canceled rail service due to ice on the tracks. Travelers were being switched to DART buses.

DART, with the state's largest municipal rail system, serves Dallas and a dozen surrounding cities.


Update: Harmony ISD dismissing classes today at 10 a.m., buses will also run at 10 a.m.


Tyler Morning Telegraph reporter Kenneth Dean called the newsroom to report he is seeing freezing rain in south Tyler. More details will be posted as they become available.


Events/School cancellations and delays:

School Closings and Delays

A&M-Commerce all campuses closed all day Friday.

Athens ISD 2 hour delay Friday

Canton ISD 2 hour delay

Cross Roads ISD classes start at 10 a.m.

Frankston ISD classes start at 10 a.m.

Grand Saline ISD 2 hour delay Friday

LaPoynor ISD classes start at 10 a.m.

Lemus's Little Pre-School in Van opens at 10 a.m.

Mabank ISD 2 hour delay Friday

Malakoff ISD 2 hour delay Friday

Martins Mill ISD classes start at 10 a.m.

Murchison ISD classes start at 10 a.m.

Palestine ISD Early dismissals- Elementary 1:30 p.m., Jr. High and High school 2:15 p.m.

Rains ISD classes start at 10 a.m.

Sulphur Springs ISD Closed Friday December 6

Trinidad ISD classes start at 10 a.m.

Van ISD 2 hour delay, buses will also run 2 hours late.

Wills Point ISD 2 hour delay Friday

Winnsboro ISD Closed December 6

Yantis ISD 2 hour delay Friday


Event Cancellations and delays

A TJC theater department bilingual production of the “The Taste of Sunrise” featuring spoken English and American Sign Language is scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until sometime after January 1.

Edom Christmas Tree ceremony cancelled, according to Mayor Barbara Crow.

Carter BloodCare in East Texas is open for business in its blood donor centers today, EXCEPT for the center in Paris, where the roads are impassable. 

Henderson Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Jacksonville Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for December 12 at 6 p.m.

Lindale Christmas parade scheduled for Saturday December 7, at 10 a.m. has been canceled.

Longview Parade canceled tonight

Tyler Jaycees Christmas Parade and City of Tyler's Tree lighting postponed until Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Dec 14 Saturday 6 pm.