The decision to close schools Monday was a combination of factors based more on widespread power outages and blocked roads than icy roadways, according to Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks. On Monday’s Power Lunch on WDKN, Weeks said it is too early to determine whether schools will be able to re-open Tuesday as there is the possibility of more sleet and ice Monday night. Weeks said he first considered the possibility of opening a couple hours late Monday, as several systems north and west of Dickson County did. But as he gathered more information Sunday night from local emergency management officials, the sheriff’s office and police departments, he made the decision to close schools because many roads, especially in the north end of the county, were left impassable by downed trees. “We just knew there would be places we could not get buses to,” Weeks said. While one school was temporarily without power, Weeks said Dickson Electric was able to address that quickly and there were only minor issues with school buildings while some campuses did lose trees and limbs. At midday Monday, Weeks said he was still looking at the situation and what progress has been made, as well as keeping an eye on a system that could produce more moisture Monday night, before he makes the call about opening schools Tuesday. “We’d certainly like to be in school if we possibly can,” Weeks said. The school system did open daycare programs until 6 pm Monday at Stuart-Burns, White Bluff and Oakmont elementary schools. Tonight’s Dickson Middle School basketball games at Harpeth and wrestling match at Sycamore have been canceled. The basketball game will be rescheduled for Dec. 16.