HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) – For the third week in a row central North Carolina is expected to see snow accumulation. And with the accumulation comes canceling of events, particularly within school systems.
Orange County Schools is the first to come in with cancellations, canceling all after-school activities Friday beginning later than 4:30 p.m., as well as anything scheduled for either Saturday or Sunday.
Wake County officials said anyone with COVID-19 vaccination appointments prior to 10 a.m. Saturday, can come any time after 10 a.m. to the original location of their appointment. Wake County Public Health vaccine clinics are open until 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays for appointments.
The Durham County Department of Public Health will delay the opening of COVID-19 testing facilities, operated by Optum Serve, to noon on Saturday.
Chapel Hill Transit will not run Friday night and will also delay the start time until 10 a.m. Saturday. Chapel Hill Transit is delaying the start time due to anticipated icy conditions to allow bus drivers to travel into work safely. EZ Rider will also start at 10 a.m.
Additionally, just before noon, the City of Fayetteville said Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation has canceled all games, practices, programs and activities for Saturday. It has also closed all facilities and gated parks until Monday, too.
Just after 2:30 p.m., Cumberland County announced its employee pharmacy, public library, animal shelter and services, and landfills will all be closed Saturday.
Wayne County also announced all branches of the Wayne County Public Library and Wayne County landfill and convenience centers will be closed Saturday.
A cold front is due into the area Friday night that is expected to produce up to 2 inches of snow by mid-morning on Saturday.
The snow should stick around, causing slick roads throughout the weekend as temperatures will hover in the teens and 20s Friday and Saturday, and parts of Sunday. It won’t be until mid-day Sunday that temperatures could reach the lower 40s.