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Area delays and closings

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate on a normal schedule on Friday for students and staff, but many other districts around the region have delayed their start times. And a few districts, particularly those in western North Carolina, are closed.

A handful of districts in the area, including Cabarrus County, Kannapolis City and Newton-Conover schools, decided early Friday to close for the day because of icy conditions on some roads. The districts had initially announced a delayed start time.

Here’s a list of area closings and delays:

• Alexander County Schools: closed, optional teacher workday

• Avery County Schools: closed

• Burke County Schools: 3-hour delay

• Caldwell County Schools: closed.

• Cabarrus County Schools: closed.

• Catawba County Schools: closed for students, with 3-hour delay and optional workday for staff

• Catawba College: opening at 10 a.m.

• Catawba Valley Community College: opening at 10 a.m.

• Central Piedmont Community College: open

• Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: normal schedule on Friday

• Cleveland County Schools: 3-hour delay

• Covenant Classical School Concord: 2-hour delay

• Gaston County Schools: 2-hour delay

• Hickory Christian Academy: 2-hour delay

• Hickory Day School: 2-hour delay

• Hickory City Schools: closed for students, with 3-hour optional workday for teachers and staff

• Iredell-Statesville Schools: 2-hour delay

• Kannapolis City Schools: closed

• Lees-McRae College: closed

• Lincoln County Schools: 2-hour delay for scheduled teacher workday

• Mitchell County Schools: closed

• Mooresville Graded Schools: 2-hour delay

• Morganton Day School: 2-hour delay

• Newton-Conover Schools: closed for students, 3-hour delay and optional workday for teachers and staff

• Rowan-Salisbury Schools System: closed, 1-hour delay for 11- and 12-month employees

• St. Stephens Lutheran School Hickory: open at 11 a.m.

• Union County Schools: normal schedule

• Watauga County Schools: closed

• Western Piedmont Community College: 3-hour delay

WCNC contributed

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