The bitter cold temperatures are causing some Triad area schools to delay classes for Wednesday morning. Some counties included in the Piedmont Triad will see low temperatures in the teens during the early morning hours.
Keep checking this list for added school closings or delays.
GOSPEL LIGHT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Delayed 2 hours Wednesday
ASHEBORO CITY SCHOOLS - Delayed 2 hours Wednesday
DAVIDSON COUNTY SCHOOLS - Delayed 2 hours Wednesday
DAVIE COUNTY SCHOOLS - Delayed 2 hours Wednesday
LEXINGTON CITY SCHOOLS - Delayed 2 hours Wednesday
RANDOLPH COUNTY SCHOOLS - Delayed 2 hours Wednesday
RIVER MILL ACADEMY - Delayed 2 hours Wednesday
WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS - Delayed 2 hours Wednesday
- Spokesperson for WSFCS Brent Campbell says the deciding factor for the 2-hour delay was primarily because of the buses. He says when temperatures drop below 20 degrees, it can cause issues with starting up the buses. The buses have been sitting idly for two weeks because of winter break, so the school system is preparing for any possible issues. He also said the buses are on a tiered system, and pick up multiple classes of students. So, if one bus breaks down, it causes more delays in the bus route system. He says the school system also wants to avoid students waiting too long in the cold, in case their bus has problems. Campbell also said maintenance crews were working at schools on Tuesday, making sure all heating equipment was ready to go for when students come back to class.
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