Polk County public schools remain open day, but some local events have been postponed because of weather concerns and state agencies are closing at noon today. Local colleges remained open, but Florida Poly has cancelled tonight’s classes. Check our list below, and send information about postponements, cancellations or closings to newstips@lkldnow.com. We’ll update the list as more news arrives.


Public schools: all outdoor activities, including JV football.

First Friday: The monthly downtown Lakeland event has been delayed one week.

Southeastern University: ribbon cutting for Buena Vida building.

Southeastern University: Women’s soccer match against Broward College

Florida Southern College: Women’s soccer match against Flagler College.


State agencies: Gov. Rick Scott ordered state agency offices closed in Polk and 50 other counties. The order does not affect school, county or city offices.

801 E. Main: Closed this morning but planning to open at 7 p.m. for The Spec storytelling event.


Florida Polytechnic University: Thursday evening classes have been called off, but classes are scheduled to resume on Friday.

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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