Predictions of a snowstorm that would bring five to eight inches of snow and ice to the region are coming true today, Thursday, November 15 as snow blankets the area. Morgan County school officials announced on Wednesday evening that schools would be closed today. The Morgan County Courthouse was on a two-hour delay, but has remained closed for the day. State highway crews sprayed brine on major roads on Wednesday in preparation for the storm, and continue to work to remove steadily-falling snow as the morning progresses. Public safety officials urge motorists to stay off local roads unless travel is unavoidable.