N.C. mountain county schools learning remotely Tuesday due to inclement weather

WBTV Tuesday morning weather forecast

WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Several schools in the High Country opted for remote learning Tuesday due to inclement weather.

Ashe, Avery and Watauga County Schools will learn remotely Tuesday.

“All students in-person or WVA who would have had direct instruction Tuesday will now join their classes remotely from home,” Watauga County Schools tweeted Tuesday morning.

The N.C. mountains are under a Winter Weather Advisory for elevations 3500 feet and below. Elevations above 3500 feet, including the counties of Ashe, Watauga and Avery, are under a Winter Storm Warning.

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It got so cold Monday, Avery County Schools made the decision Monday to keep kids at home on Tuesday for virtual learning.

WBTV was in Banner Elk as few cars traveled and conditions on the roads worsened quickly.

WBTV talked to people who said it’s not just the snow they’re dealing with, but also bitter cold temperatures.

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