Some schools remain closed Tuesday due to icy conditions

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Some school systems remained closed Tuesday due to icy roads.

Primary roads in Pitt County were mostly clear Monday, but secondary roads remained a problem area.

Pitt County Schools announced they would be closed Tuesday for students and said there will be an optional staff work day with a two-hour delay.

NCDOT officials said freezing temperatures made removing ice and snow very difficult.

The salt brine crews sprayed on the road before the storm were no match for the snow.

“It’s not a miracle product by any means, but it did about what you would expect with such raw temperatures,” said Jordan Davenport with the NCDOT.

Duplin County Schools will be closed Tuesday for students. There will be an optional, two-hour delay for all Duplin County Schools staff who are able to report to work safely.

Onslow County School System will be cancelled for students on Tuesday.

For staff of Onslow County Schools, Tuesday will be an optional workday with a two-hour delay.

To get an updated list of closings and delays, click here.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Several schools have already announced their plans to close, or delay opening, for Monday due to dangerous road conditions.

Pitt County Schools announced they would be closed Monday for both students and staff.

Carteret County Schools will also be closed Monday. It will be an optional two hour delay workday for all employees who can travel safely.

Onslow County Schools are closed Monday. Staff have an optional workday with a two-hour delay.

Craven County Schools will be closed Monday. Essential staff should report on time. All other staff are on an optional workday with a two-hour delay.

Duplin County Schools will be closed for students and staff Monday.

East Carolina University announced classes would begin at 10 a.m. Monday. Monday is the first day of the Spring Semester.

To get an updated list of closings and delays, click here.

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