CMS cancels class after dozens of schools lose power

CMS schools closed on Friday

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools canceled class Friday after 32 schools lost power as Michael roared through the area.

Michael left damage, power outages and road closures throughout the Carolinas.

On Thursday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced that they will be closed for all students and staff on Friday, Oct. 12. Other schools and business in the area also announced closures delays.

“Our community has been hit hard by high winds, heavy rain, downed trees and power lines from Hurricane Michael,” a CMS statement read.

According to Duke Energy officials, 32 schools in neighborhoods across the district and nearly 82,000 residents across the Charlotte community were without lights, refrigeration, heating and cooling due to power loss on Friday.

“Duke Energy and CMS crews are working hard to restore power but crews and experts do not expect power to be restored tonight at the 32 affected schools. The full list of CMS schools without power is available on the CMS website,” the CMS statement read.

CMS crews are working to restore power at these schools. No further information has been reported yet in involving potential make-up dates.

CMS says all home football games scheduled on Friday, Oct. 12, will be moved to Monday, Oct. 15, or to the open November date to be determined by the schools involved.

Away football games scheduled for tomorrow evening will be rescheduled Saturday, Monday, or another mutually agreeable date.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools canceled classes for students but will be operating on a two-hour delay Friday for staff.

Kannapolis City Schools will be closed Friday as well.

Iredell-Statesville Schools, Cabarrus County Schools, Chesterfield County Schools, Lincoln County Schools, Stanly County Schools and Union County Schools announced that they will operate on a two-hour-delay for Friday.

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