Snow causes school delays

Published 4:39 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2014




Due to the forecasted weather conditions for this evening, evening classes are cancelled at Beaufort County Community College. BCCC and Beaufort County schools will operate under a two-hour delay for Wednesday morning, January 22.

“We made this decision early to allow parents the opportunity to make necessary plans. Please keep in mind if conditions warrant, this decision made need to be changed. If that does happen, we will notify you by way of the automated call system, the Beaufort County Schools website and local media,” said Sarah Hodges, public information officer with Beaufort County Schools.

According to Betty Mitchell Gray, public relations specialist with BCCC, the Wednesday two-hour delay applies to students, faculty and staff.

A winter weather advisory report from the National Weather Service said that light snow is expected to accumulate overnight in portions of eastern North Carolina. Rain will transition into snow sometime between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., but will taper off around midnight. Winds are expected to be from northwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of 35 mph. Temperatures will fall into the 20s, with windchills in the single digits by Wednesday morning. Drivers should be aware that driving may be hazardous with slick spots on area roads.