Schools announce closings, delays due to hazardous roads

Schools announce closings, delays due to hazardous roads

AVERY COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Several schools in the WBTV viewing area have announced delays or closings Monday due to potentially hazardous road conditions.

Alleghany County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, Iredell-Statesville Schools, Mitchell County Schools, Mooresville City Schools, Wilkes County Schools and Alexander County Schools have all issued two-hour delays for students Monday.

Officials with Alexander County Schools tweeted about the delay Monday morning:

Watauga County Schools, Ashe County Schools and Avery County Schools will be closed for students Monday "due to ice and snow covered roads."

School officials with Watauga County Schools said the snow day program will open at 7:30 a.m.

Sunday was a First Alert Day amid the threat of freezing rain. Several mountain counties were under a Winter Weather Advisory for some time.

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Multiple churches in the WBTV viewing area either canceled or delayed services Sunday due to the winter weather.

Several businesses also reported delays and closures Sunday due to the weather.

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