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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be on two-hour delay again Friday

Ben Kollstedt, 8, gives his twin sister Lilly a push while both enjoy a day off from school at Stowe Park in BelmontSchools were mostly operating under two-hour delays Thursday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has now declared a two-hour delay for Friday.
Ben Kollstedt, 8, gives his twin sister Lilly a push while both enjoy a day off from school at Stowe Park in BelmontSchools were mostly operating under two-hour delays Thursday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has now declared a two-hour delay for Friday. The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate on a two-hour delay again Friday, the district announced, as an arctic air mass remains parked over much of North Carolina.

Temperatures are expected to again plunge into the single digits overnight in Charlotte, and remain there through dawn. The region will remain under a wind chill advisory until 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

CMS was on a two-hour delay Thursday as this bitter cold moved into the region.

School staff will again be asked to report to work at their usual times Friday. Before- and after-school care programs are on a regular schedule as well. After-school activities and athletics will be held normally.

The delay marks the end of a string of closures and delays. After teacher workdays last Friday and this Monday, school was canceled Tuesday and Wednesday because of an ice storm. Most CMS students haven’t had a full day of school in more than a week.

Here are decisions made by other school districts:

▪ Mooresville Graded School District: Two-hour delay Friday.

▪ Union County Schools: Two-hour delay Friday.

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