Worsening weather conditions force school closures in NC mountains

WBTV Tuesday morning weather forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Schools in the North Carolina mountain counties were closed Tuesday due to inclement weather.

Avery and Watuaga County Schools announced they would be closed Tuesday with an optional teacher workday. Avery County Schools initially said they would be delayed for three hours due to “hazardous conditions” that accumulated overnight.

Watauga County Schools were also operating on a delay, but later closed due to continued snowfall.

Cold air moved in overnight, and temperatures reached 12 degrees in Boone.

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