CMS announces closings, delays as Charlotte dries out from winter storm

CMS school closings

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Select Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, the district announced Monday afternoon, following a days-long winter storm.

Other schools, primarily located in north Mecklenburg County, will be closed for the entire day on Tuesday due to ongoing impacts from the winter weather.

The following schools will be closed on Tuesday, all schools not listed below will be operating on a 2-hour delay:

  • Bailey MS
  • Barnette ES
  • Blythe ES
  • Bradley MS
  • Cornelius ES
  • Croft ES
  • David Cox ES
  • Davidson ES
  • Grand Oak ES
  • Hawthorne Academy
  • Highland Creek ES
  • Hopewell HS
  • Hornets Nest ES
  • Hough HS
  • Huntersville ES
  • Independence HS
  • J.M. Alexander MS
  • J.V. Washam ES
  • Lebanon Road ES
  • Long Creek ES
  • Mallard Creek ES
  • Mallard Creek HS
  • Metro School
  • Northeast MS
  • North Mecklenburg HS
  • Northwest School of the Arts
  • Parkside ES
  • Performance Learning Center
  • Phillip O. Berry
  • Piedmont Middle School IB
  • Ridge Road MS
  • Stoney Creek ES
  • Torrence Creek ES
  • Trillium Springs Montessori
  • Waddell Language Academy

CMS was closed for students on staff on Monday. Some other area districts will remain closed Tuesday.

For schools on a two-hour delay, schools plan to dismiss at normal times.

Before-school programs will operate on a two-hour delay and after-school programs will operate on normal schedules.

“The district asks everyone to be patient tomorrow and to use extra caution traveling as some areas in our community have been more impacted than others by winter weather. Make-up days will be announced soon,” CMS said.

Crews were working Sunday to restore power and heat to dozens of schools across Mecklenburg County. The outages were caused by a winter blast that hit the area over the weekend.

CMS’s decision to close schools Monday was based off experts predicting potentially hazardous conditions on roads, bridges, stairs and sidewalks in many areas.

“The safety of students, staff and families is always top priority,” a statement read.

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