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Most Area Schools Operating on Delays Wednesday (Updated 8:21 a.m., 1/10/24 With Alexander Going Virtual)

Catawba County Schools has announced that there will be a two-hour delay for students and staff for the Foard, St. Stephens, and Maiden feeder schools in the district tomorrow (January 10). The delay is to ensure the safety and well-being of the entire school community, allowing extra time for travel and preparation in the aftermath of the storm. Quest will operate on a two-hour delay at those feeder schools.

Due to widespread power outages and extensive storm damage, schools within the Bunker Hill and Bandys feeder areas will be closed tomorrow with an optional workday for staff. Staff for those schools may work from home. A decision regarding after school activities at those feeder schools will be made by midday tomorrow.

Families experiencing power outages or other hardship created by the storms should contact the appropriate schools. Absences will be excused.

Hickory Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday.

Newton-Conover City Schools has announced that it will also operate on a two-hour delay for students and staff tomorrow.

Due to flooded areas and a wind advisory that is in effect until tomorrow, Caldwell County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. School bus drivers will exercise extreme caution and will not travel on flooded roads.

Burke County Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday. The delay will allow emergency management and school personnel time to assess conditions and tend to any needs on school campuses. The two-hour delay is for students and staff and includes daycare. Breakfast will be served at school.

Alexander County Schools is now virtual today, Before and after school care closed. Staff reports at 11 a.m.