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CMS, UNC Charlotte closed today for snow. City and county offices plan to open.

Tires 101: Be prepared for winter weather

The difference between all-season tires, snow tires and all-terrain tires is explained by Bill Coleman, owner of Tim's Tire Center in Olathe. And he cautions that none are going to be much help in ice.
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The difference between all-season tires, snow tires and all-terrain tires is explained by Bill Coleman, owner of Tim's Tire Center in Olathe. And he cautions that none are going to be much help in ice.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and UNC Charlotte will be closed Wednesday due to the threat of snow-covered roads in the Charlotte region.

All CMS evening events, athletic activities and Community Use of School events are canceled for the day.

Wednesday will be a Code C day for CMS staff, which means only essential employees should report to their supervisors to be on duty based on need.

UNC Charlotte planned to suspend operations at 7 a.m. Wednesday, which means all classes are canceled. Johnson C. Smith University is also closed for the day, according to a post on the school’s Facebook page.

The city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County government say their offices will remain open for the day. However, all sessions of Mecklenburg County court will be closed Wednesday.

The Observer’s news partner WBTV reports the following schools are closed in the region: Iredell-Statesville Schools, Ashe County Schools, Avery County Schools, Alexander County Schools, Burke County Schools, Caldwell County Schools, Catawba County Schools, Cabarrus County Schools, Chester County Schools, Clover Schools, Gaston County Schools, Lancaster County Schools, Lincoln County Schools, Mooresville City Schools, McDowell County Schools, Fort Mill Schools, Hickory City Schools, Union County Schools, Newton-Conover Schools, York County Schools, Watauga County Schools and Rock Hill Schools will be closed on Wednesday.

Gaston College, Johnson and Wales University, York Technical College, DeVry University and Winthrop University also announced their campus would be closed Wednesday.

For an up-to-date list of other school and business closings, visit www.wbtv.com/category/294385/weather-closings.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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