70 NC counties are under alert, including Halifax, Granville, Vance, Person, and Warren counties. Details
Published: 2011-04-17 16:13:00
Updated: 2011-04-17 21:01:49
Posted April 17, 2011 4:13 p.m. EDT
Updated April 17, 2011 9:01 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Damages sustained in a swarm of tornadoes that swept central and eastern North Carolina Saturday have caused closings throughout the region.
Shaw University in Raleigh has suspended classes for the duration of the spring semester due to severe damage to numerous buildings in and around campus.
The state headquarters for the Division of Motor Vehicles, 1100 New Bern Ave. in Raleigh, will be closed Monday due to roof and structural damage caused by the storm, a DMV spokeswoman said. The building is still without power. All DMV employess are instructed not to report to work.
St. Augustine's College, 1315 Oakwood Ave. in Raleigh, will be closed Monday as the campus recovers from tornado damages. Classes are expected to resume Tuesday. The cafeteria will operate on a holiday schedule and the library will be open.
Greene County schools will be closed Monday. A tornado demolished Greene County Middle School Saturday and school officials have not commented on what they will do to accommodate the school's 600 students.