Jan 8, 2024 - Education

CMS cancels school for Tuesday, Jan. 9, amid weather concerns

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 9, due to expected inclement weather, the school system announced late Monday afternoon.

State of play: Gusts of wind are expected to reach 45-55 miles per hour tomorrow. Tornadic activity, possible flood and heavy rain (2-3 inches) are also in the forecast, which CMS says would make it difficult for buses to safely transport students.

Details: “There will be no school and no remote learning,” CMS said in a statement.

  • CMS also canceled before and after-school enrichment programs, extracurricular activities and sports.
  • Students who were scheduled to be recognized at the Board of Education should not attend. They will honored at future meetings.

Zoom in: Nearby school districts, such as those in Union and Cabarrus counties, canceled classes Tuesday.

Zoom out: The powerful winds and heavy rainfall hitting the Southeast and East Coast more broadly are tied to a rapidly strengthening low-pressure area over the Midwest, which is bringing blizzard conditions to the Plains, Axios’ Andrew Freedman writes.

Be smart: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services recommends checking drains near your home and removing any blockages before the storms begin. 

Of note: Our news partners at WBTV have you covered on the latest weather updates.

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