Schools close over frigid conditions in the High Country

WBTV Wednesday morning forecast

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Multiple schools districts canceled class Wednesday as temperatures plunged overnight.

Avery, Watauga, Mitchell and Ashe County Schools announced Wednesday that they were closing for the day. At Appalachian State University, classes that start before 10 a.m. are canceled. The university issued an Adverse Weather Policy at Condition 2 for employees.

In the Charlotte area, we woke up to readings in the teens and 20s, making this the coldest morning so far this Autumn. In the mountain areas, temperatures dipped even lower with snowfall.

The snowstorm raised concern in Avery County.

Snowstorm raises concern in Avery County

“Avery County Schools will be closed today for students (Wednesday, November 28th). It will be an Optional Workday for staff, reporting at 9am. Additional snow accumulations overnight, combined with frigid temperatures, have created very dangerous conditions outside. Thank you for your understanding as we deal with this wintry weather.” Avery County Schools posted on Facebook.

Watauga and Mitchell County Schools also announced they were closing with an optional workday for teachers.

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