Schools close as winter weather hits NC High Country

First Alert Forecast: Wednesday, Dec. 5 @ 4pm

WATAUGA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - At least two school districts in the High Country will be closed Thursday due to weather conditions.

Watauga County and Avery County Schools are closed Thursday.

A Winter Weather Advisory that was in effect for Ashe, Watauga, and Avery Counties until noon Wednesday was pushed back to be in effect until 6 p.m. Up to two inches of snow were expected in the mountain counties.

Thursday will be an optional teacher workday for Watauga County Schools and staff may report on a two-hour delay to ensure safe travels to work.

The holiday snow day program will open at 7:30 a.m.

Click here for a full list of closings and delays.

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