Weather-related closings 12-26-12

By Jim Muir

Mother Nature is playing havoc with post-Christmas work schedules and holiday tournament basketball action.

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones has closed all county offices due to the blizzard conditions that are expected to roar through Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri late Tuesday night through midday Wednesday.  This area is expected to receive 6-12 inches of snow.  Gusting winds in excess of 45 miles per hour will make travel hazardous. This marks only the second time in nearly three decades that weather has forced all county offices to close.

The Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament will also be pushed back one day with Wednesday’s schedule being played on Thursday, according to Sesser-Valier High School athletic director Chip Basso.  The tournament was scheduled to run December 26, 27, 28 and 29 but with the weather-related cancellation the final day of games will be pushed back to Monday, December, 31.

Updated 1:20 p.m. – The Eldorado Holiday Tournament schedule has also been pushed back one day. Thursday’s schedule will be played on Friday. The tournament will now run Friday, Saturday and Monday. The West Frankfort Redbirds will play at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Anybody needing information about road conditions can go to this link.

Also, the Sesser-Valier cheer clinic scheduled for Wednesday morning and the performances on Wednesday and Thursday nights have been postponed until the week of January 7-11, 2013.

NEW – UPDATED AT 6:45 a.m.

The city of Marion has issued and advisory that all offices except emergency departments will be closed Dec. 26.  Additionally, Miner’s Memorial Health Center & West Frankfort Family Medicine and Logan Primary Care in Herrin are also closed

Here’s an updated (6 a.m.) list of closings via WSIL TV.

Delta Center, Cairo — Closed


Franklin County Courthouse and County Offices — Closed

Special Minds Services, West Frankfort — Closed

South Central Transit — Closed

Franklin-Williamson BiCounty Health Department — All offices closed

Franklin County Housing
Authority will be closed Wednesday. Residents with emergencies may call our emergency line 932-2125.


Hamilton County Schools Daycare Center — Closed


Center for Wound Healing at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital — Closed

Com-Pac International — First Shift don’t come in Wednesday

CVP Rehab at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Murphysboro — Closed

Senior Adult Services — Closed

Jackson County Mass Transit — All routes cancelled


Jefferson County Comprehensive Services — Closed


South Central Transit (SCP) — All routes cancelled


Eygptian Health Department (Saline,Gallatin, White Counties) — Closed


Dongola School District office — Opens at Noon

Anna Heights Early Learning Center — Closed


Franklin-Williamson BiCounty Health Department — All offices closed

Center for Wound Healing at Herrin Hospital — Closed

Marion VA Outpatient Clinics — Closed
(The main Marion VA Hospital campus will remain open.)

Williamson County Programs on Aging — Closed, Employees not required to come in


H-Group — Essential Staff Only

SMART Transportation is not running

Closings at Southern Illinois Healthcare facilities:

The Centers for Wound Healing at
Herrin Hospital and at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro are
closed Wednesday, December 26 due to the threat of hazardous weather.

Also cancelled for tomorrow: CVP Rehab at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in

Look for other closings on  Anybody that would like to report a cancellation or change of schedule please contact us by email at or by text at 618-525-4744.

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