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CMS cancels after-school activities Tuesday

Adam Harvey (right) gives his son Kellan, 2, a slight push along a slope, as son Aiden (left), 7, leans back and slides at Freedom Park on Tuesdayafter an early morning dusting of snow.
Adam Harvey (right) gives his son Kellan, 2, a slight push along a slope, as son Aiden (left), 7, leans back and slides at Freedom Park on Tuesdayafter an early morning dusting of snow. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has called off after-school activities Tuesday, citing an expected drop in temperature in the evening after the morning snow.

Clubs, community events and athletics are canceled for the day. The district’s after-school child care program will run on a normal schedule.

The decision was made as CMS campuses neared the end of a normal school day. While surrounding districts opted for delays or closings, CMS did not alter its schedule. CMS defended its decision in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

“At 5 a.m., when our buses started routes, streets were clear of any accumulation, road and bridge temperatures were well above freezing and the weather projection was favorable for school bus travel,” the district said. “Minor snow dustings on school campuses were effectively removed by custodial staff and there were no heat or power issues at our schools.”

Another storm could bring more snow Wednesday evening.

Union County Schools has already declared a 2-hour delay for Wednesday.

Cabarrus County Schools has also canceled after-school activities Tuesday.

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