Shamokin Area, Lourdes Regional and Mount Carmel Area school districts will dismiss students early today because of the approaching winter storm, which could create icy conditions. Line Mountain expects to dismiss early, too, although time were not established as of 9 a.m., and Southern Columbia as of that time had no plan to close early.

At Shamokin Area, the high school will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. and the elementary and annex buildings at noon. Lourdes will follow the same schedule for high school and elementary dismissals.

At Mount Carmel Area, the junior-senior high will dismiss at  12:20 p.m., grades 4 through 6  at 12:45 p.m. and Pre-K through grade 3 at 1:30 p.m.