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Wake, Durham, Orange and CH-Carrboro schools closed as NC prepares for possible weather disruptions

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Patches gets some love from Krista Pittman, bottom, and Natalie Whitley, top, at the N.C. Zoo’s exhibit in October. Patches died Sunday after several weeks of declining health.
Patches gets some love from Krista Pittman, bottom, and Natalie Whitley, top, at the N.C. Zoo’s exhibit in October. Patches died Sunday after several weeks of declining health. cliddy@newsobserver.com

As predictions of a snowy night and an icy morning continued Sunday, several central North Carolina school systems closed or modified schedules Monday, and Gov. Pat McCrory warned residents to proceed with caution.

McCrory’s office said most of central North Carolina was under a winter weather advisory at 8 p.m. and could expect as much as three inches of snow and some ice. Some of the resulting closings and delays:

▪ School systems in Wake, Durham and Orange counties, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools will be closed Monday. Chatham and Harnett county school systems will open on two-hour delays. Johnston County schools already were scheduled to be closed for President’s Day.

▪ North Carolina State University in Raleigh and North Carolina Central University in Durham said they would open at noon Monday.

▪ Johnston County’s Early and Middle College classes will operate on a two-hour delay on Monday. All other Johnston County schools were already scheduled to be closed for a teacher workday.

▪  Durham and Orange county courts will open at 11 a.m. Monday.

▪ The North Carolina Zoo will be closed Monday because of the threat of snow and ice on the trails.

“Throughout the weekend, we have been working with all necessary state agencies, state and local emergency management crews to coordinate preparations for the potentially hazardous weather conditions,” McCrory said in a news release.

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