Rowan-Salisbury Schools closed Friday

Published 7:30 pm Thursday, February 20, 2020

SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools on Thursday night announced schools would be closed Friday due to concerns about precipitation and temperatures dropping below freezing overnight potentially causing dangerous road conditions.

Earlier on Thursday evening the district announced a three-hour delay before deciding to close.

The schools released students two hours early Thursday afternoon due to weather concerns, making the call that morning and cancelled all after school activities the evening before.

Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing Thursday night in the early morning hours before warming to a high of 41 degrees, with temperatures ranging from highs in the 50-degree range to lows in the 20s and 30s.

Also because of the weather, Rowan County government announced the early voting site at West End Plaza would be on a one-hour delay. Other sites were scheduled to open at 10 a.m.