School districts close, cancel programs across the Triangle ahead of Zeta

Officials with Orange County Schools sent out a notice to parents Wednesday night that classes on Thursday will be held online due to the threat of severe weather from the remnants of Zeta.

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Nia Harden
, WRAL reporter; Jason O. Boyd, WRAL multimedia producer
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Orange County Schools will be closed on Thursdaydue to severe weather from Zeta.

Classes at Orange County Schools will instead be held online, according to school officials.

The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles recommends that school buses not operate if wind gusts are higher than 45 mph. There is a potential for wind gusts that powerful from the remnants of Zeta on Wednesday.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School officials announced that scholastic support center programs with the Carrboro YMCA are canceled on Thursday. Athletic workouts at CHCCS are also canceled for Thursday.

Students can pickup food only at Northside Elementary School from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and CHCCS families will need to go to the Elementary School to pick up a meal, because they will not not get a meal delivered to them by school bus on Thursday, school officials said.

Durham Public Schools will also be closed today. Officials said that they would only be distributing meals on-campus Thursday.

High wind advisory

In Orange County, meals will be provided to families at these four schools from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • New Hope Elementary School
  • Gravelly Hill Middle School
  • Cedar Ridge High school
  • Orange High School

Franklin County Schools will also be in remote learning on Thursday due to bad weather impacting bus travel. The first day of in-person learning for the second cohort of Prek through 1st grade students will now be Friday. Meals can be picked up at school sites.


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