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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closed Tuesday

Snow and ice removal trucks on standby on Wilkinson Boulevard near uptown Charlotte.
Snow and ice removal trucks on standby on Wilkinson Boulevard near uptown Charlotte. dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed Tuesday, the district announced as a winter storm threatening widespread ice rolled into the city.

The day will be made up March 12 for most schools. After-school programs for Tuesday are also canceled.

Project LIFT schools that operate on a year-round calendar will make up the day either March 27 (Bruns Academy and Walter G. Byers) or April 3 (Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy).

CMS students were not in class Monday because it was a teacher workday.

The district’s offices and school buildings closed at 2 p.m. Monday as a winter storm began to roll in. All evening activities for Monday were canceled.

Union County Schools will open on a two-hour delay Tuesday. Iredell-Statesville Schools will be closed Tuesday.

The last time CMS faced a close call on winter weather, in mid-January, the district waited until about 5 a.m. to make a decision. Classes were held normally as forecasts of freezing rain did not come to pass. Staff writer Elisabeth Arriero contributed.

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