Schools cancel evening activities

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2007

By Mark Wineka

Salisbury Post

Rowan County’s brush with snow, sleet and freezing rain Thursday morning led to accidents, power outages and busy road crews, but schools took a chance and followed a normal day’s schedule.

A delay or cancellation of Rowan-Salisbury Schools looms as a possibility Friday, depending on whether water-soaked roads freeze over and become icy in the morning.

Jim Christy, assistant superintendent for operations, said he and others will be driving the roads and making contacts with Department of Transportation crews to determine the conditions.

A decision will be made by 5:15 a.m. at the latest.

Although schools followed a normal schedule during the day Thursday, officials canceled all evening activities, including sports.

A Thursday morning accident in which a car struck a utility pole closed Majolica Road and knocked out power for several hundred residents and businesses in the area for about five hours.

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