School districts move to remote learning, some close Thursday due to anticipated Zeta impacts

Updated: Oct. 28, 2020 at 8:51 PM EDT
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CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Several local school districts in the WBTV viewing area are making Thursday a remote learning day and some are closing Thursday due to Hurricane Zeta. The storm will move through the Carolinas Thursday.

The schools that are making a remote learning day include Rock Hill Schools, Cabarrus County Schools, Kannapolis City Schools, Burke County Public Schools, Iredell-Statesville Schools, Lincoln County Schools, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, Gaston County Schools, Cleveland County Schools, Caldwell County Schools and Hickory City Schools.

The schools that have decided to close on Thursday include York District One, Chester County School District, Fort Mill School District and Clover School District.

Iredell-Statesville Schools and Burke County Public Schools are also making Friday a virtual learning day.

Forecasts indicate high winds, which create safety concerns for operating school buses. Additionally, road conditions could be hazardous.

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for several counties in the WBTV viewing area. The counties under Tropical Storm Warning include Mecklenburg, Cleveland, Lincoln, Caldwell, Iredell, Burke, Cabarrus, Avery, Gaston, Rowan, Watauga, Alexander, Catawba, York, and Ashe.

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