CLOSINGS & DELAYS: CMS cancels classes Friday; several districts on delayed starts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Several area school districts announced Thursday afternoon classes will be delayed or canceled Friday because of the possibility of dangerous road conditions.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools canceled classes for Friday due to inclement weather, officials tweeted Thursday night.

“To ensure the safety of all, CMS before- and after-school programs, athletic events and field trips are canceled. Community use of school events will continue as scheduled,” the tweet read.

CMS school-based staff and central employees “should report at 10 a.m. or use as an annual leave day,” officials said.

A sleet and rain mix turned to snow late Thursday afternoon in the Charlotte area. It had been snowing for hours in the higher elevations in the mountains.

The snow around Charlotte did not stick to the roads, but conditions will be slick, especially going into Friday morning.

The band of snow pushed south across our region Thursday evening. Most of the snowfall ended between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Less than 1 inch of snow fell for most of the area.

Temperatures will continue to fall overnight and climb above freezing by 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. Friday.

Schools closed or delayed Friday:

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools - CLOSED
  • Anson County Schools - CLOSED
  • Avery County Schools - CLOSED
  • Ashe County Schools - CLOSED
  • Watauga County Schools - CLOSED
  • Cabarrus County Schools - CLOSED
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools - CLOSED
  • Union County Schools - CLOSED
  • Kannapolis City Schools - CLOSED
  • York County Schools - 2-hour DELAY
  • Chesterfield County Schools - 2-hour DELAY
  • Cleveland County Schools - 2-hour DELAY
  • Fort Mill Schools - 2-hour DELAY
  • Rock Hill Schools - 2-hour DELAY
  • Hickory Public Schools - 3-hour DELAY
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools - 3-hour DELAY
  • Catawba County Schools - 3-hour DELAY
  • Alexander County - 3-hour DELAY
  • Burke County Schools - 3-hour DELAY
  • Caldwell County Schools - 3-hour DELAY