Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and surrounding public school districts will be closed for a second day Thursday, as several inches of snow piled up Wednesday and the likelihood of an overnight deep freeze threatened dangerous roads in the morning.
Union County, Gaston County, Iredell-Statesville and Cabarrus County public schools are among the districts that will also be closed Thursday. On Tuesday, with snow in the forecast but not falling, some of those districts announced delayed starts, changing that to cancellation early Wednesday morning. This time around they made their announcements by midafternoon Wednesday.
All athletic events and other gatherings scheduled for CMS schools on Thursday are also canceled.
CMS makeup days will be Jan. 22 and Feb. 19. Principals will notify students and parents of exam and test schedule changes.