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Schools cancel, delay classes for Tuesday

School administrators say safety concerns prompted their decisions to send students home early Monday in advance of a winter storm expected to drop snow and ice across much of the state.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A number of school systems on Monday decided to cancel or delay classes on Tuesday in advance of winter weather expected before daybreak Tuesday.

Light snow was possible across the Raleigh area Monday afternoon before precipitation was expected to falls in the form of sleet and freezing rain.

Snow fell across parts of western and central North Carolina earlier Monday, dropping anywhere from 3 to 6 inches.

By 7 p.m. Monday, a handful of school systems, including Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston and Moore, decided to close schools Tuesday. (View a list of complete closings and delays.)

Wake County school officials said schools will be operating on a two-hour delay Tuesday but that transportation officials would be monitoring road conditions overnight.

Local universities, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, also canceled afternoon and evening classes for Monday.

UNC-Chapel Hill says classes will tentatively resume at 11 a.m. Tuesday.


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