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How to obtain a weather code

We want to give viewers timely information about school, day care, church, and large business closings. In order to accomplish this goal, we’ve established the following criteria: WE WILL AIR CLOSINGS FOR SCHOOLS, DAY CARE CENTERS (servicing a minimum of 30 children), CHURCHES, CITY & COUNTY GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS and LARGE BUSINESSES ONLY. (“Large Business” is defined as a business with 75 or more employees.)

If your business or organization meets the above criteria and you would like to obtain a closure ID and code, please contact us on company letterhead with the following information:

  • Business/Organization’s Name (up to 27 characters including spaces)
  • Business/Organization Type
  • Number of Paid Employees
  • Number of Children/Students (for churches, list number of congregants/members)
  • Full Address
  • County
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Authorized Contact Person
  • Contact Person’s Home/Cell Number and Email Address
  • Correspondence must contain the name, official title and signature of the requester.

* Not meeting required criteria will result in denial of a closing ID/code.

Mail to:

Closure Desk
c/o WRAL-TV5
PO Box 12000
Raleigh, NC 27605

Email: closings@wral.com

We will contact your organization to verify the information you’ve provided. We do NOT provide closing codes over the telephone! Your ID and code will be sent to you within seven days after we contact you to verify identification.

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