Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed again Monday for students, though district staff should report in the morning if possible, the district said Sunday.
The district had planned to use Monday as a makeup day after canceling classes Friday because of the winter storm. The makeup day has now been moved to Feb. 15, CMS said. Monday’s after-school programs and other school events and athletic events are canceled.
Other area districts also will be closed for students Monday, including the Cabarrus, Gaston and Rowan-Salisbury school systems. Staff in those districts will be on a delayed start. Iredell-Statesville Schools will be closed for both students and staff Monday.
The closings happen as the region continues to burrow out of the first winter storm of the season on Sunday, aided by temperatures that reached well above freezing.
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Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s early Monday, meaning anything that’s wet on the roads and sidewalks will refreeze. State and city crews had tackled many major roads, so for pedestrians and motorists, the most dangerous stretch of road might be between their driveway and the closest main road.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation also focused its street treatment efforts on the areas around Bank of America Stadium, where thousands were headed for the NFC Championship game.
Updates on other services affected by the storm:
▪ In Charlotte, only garbage, recyclables and scheduled bulky waste will be collected this week. No yard waste will be collected. If your garbage or recycling wasn’t picked up last week, leave the containers outside – solid waste services will pick both up by Tuesday night.
▪ Solid Waste Services will collect garbage and recyclables on a one-day delay this week. Friday customers will receive collection service on Saturday. Go to charlottenc.gov for a full collection schedule.
▪ Charlotte Douglas International Airport returned to normal operations around 4 p.m. Sunday and airlines were increasing flight operations. But flights to and from the northeast are still disrupted because of weather. Airport authorities encouraged fliers to check flight information before coming to the airport.
▪ From midnight Sunday until 9 a.m., police responded to four automobile crashes with injury and 11 with just property damage. Officers also responded to 12 disabled vehicles.
▪ A large water main break on South Tryon has been patched, and both lanes were reopened by Sunday afternoon.
▪ Most electric outages have been restored in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, leaving only a handful of customers without service. Duke Energy staff continue to work to restore operations across the region and state.
Staff writer April Bethea and The Associated Press contributed.