UPDATED: Closings For Thursday, December 22nd


An early closure has been added, as all Nixa city offices, including City Hall and the Public Works office closed at 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Reports say the city will observe the Christmas holiday on December 26. All citywide offices will reopen on Tuesday, December 27.

Due to extreme winter weather, all staffed Springfield-Greene County Park Board facilities have closed at noon Thursday and will remain closed all day Friday.

All scheduled classes and programs are cancelled both days.

Facilities are currently scheduled to reopen for holiday hours Saturday, December 24th

Also, the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks donor center in Springfield will close at 3:00 p.m. Thursday due to the winter storm.

Original Story:

With accumulating snow and subzero wind chills expected throughout the Ozarks beginning Thursday, several schools and government offices are closing their doors.

A full list of closures can be found below:

School Closings:


Christian Schools of Springfield

Drury University–All campuses

Eminence (AMI Day #1)





Springfield Public Schools

Springfield Catholic Schools

University of Missouri-Springfield Clinical Campus (Virtual Learning—Building Closed)


***Note: Many schools across the Ozarks were already scheduled to be out of class Thursday for winter break***

Non School Cancellations:

Christian County Government Offices, Courts & Health Department Dec. 22-23

Dickerson Park Zoo

Fellows Lake

Fort Leonard Wood normal operations for all personnel not critical or essential

Lawrence County government offices and courthouse Dec. 22-23

Greene County government offices and courts Dec. 22-23

Springfield-Greene County Library District branches will delay opening until 10 AM on Dec. 22

Springfield Greene County Botanical Center Dec. 22

Valley Mill Equestrian Center Dec. 22-26

Greene Valley School

Here’s the official statement from Springfield Public Schools:

Springfield Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 22, due to the forecast for extreme winter weather, including dangerous wind chill and snow during the commute. Both seated classes and live virtual instruction have been canceled for Dec. 22. In addition, all activities and athletic games are canceled for Thursday and Friday. Today will be the last day of the first semester. When students return to school Jan. 4, the second semester will begin. For more information, visit the district’s website at sps.org.

This story will be updated periodically with more closures as they come in.