Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Makes Decision About Jan 18 Classes

CHARLOTTE, NC — Children in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, rejoice! Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said they will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 18 due to icy road conditions plaguing county streets.

"The winter storm has had a major impact on the Mecklenburg County area," CMS said Wednesday afternoon. "While some roads may be clear, others can present a danger in many neighborhoods. Sub-freezing temperatures are expected tonight, causing refreezing of wet roadways on Thursday."

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The decision to cancel school comes as government weather forecasters predict overnight lows will be around 15 degrees in the region, with a 30 percent chance for more snow. Thursday, however, Mooresville will begin to see a warming trend when the daily high is expected to reach about 38 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

CMS said the make up days for the Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 closings will Jan. 22 and Feb. 19. School principals will notify students and parents of exam and test schedule changes, CMS said.

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Students and residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local media outlets such as Patch, CMS’ Twitter and Facebook channels and its website for any change in information.

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