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Old 01-31-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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BS don't forget they are clear but the low is 14 over night so its going to freeze over again and be ice all morning. Also CPCC has closed all campuses according to their front page.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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bs, the main roads are fine, but the roads in neighborhoods are not fine, and they will be covered in ice overnight. they close b/c of bussing.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Just got my voicemail about it. At least everyone else is also closed and it's not just a CMS thing. My kids are excited
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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I have no real interest in this but it seems silly that CMS is closed. The roads are fine now.
Agree, but CMS buses run approx 100,000 miles per school day.
Many of those miles are on smaller streets and they would rather be safe than sorry.

One of the downsides of such a huge district is the varied weather conditions.
SE Charlotte might have cleared up from 1" of precipitation fairly well, whereas in Northern Meck Co some areas received 4-5" of wintery mix.
CMS could easily also be closed Tuesday as well.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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That's really great because I need to take my daughter to the doc tomorrow....now she won't miss a day of school. Yea! Something has gone right! LOL
Check to make sure your doctor's practice isnt opening late. Our practice is opening at 10, rather than 8.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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UNCC is closed as well. I wonder if my workplace will be? Doubt it
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Seems like we never get hit with the brunt of anything all the way down here in Matthews. My neighborhood roads are fine now, too. There is a little bit of water that will refreeze overnight but overall it is fine.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:27 AM
 
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Its a teacher work day. They either take a vacation day, or go to work because the schools will be open but not for kids. As far as buses go, a large percentage of them will travel the single lane county roads and side streets. The system cant take a chance of having ANY accidents that might hurt just one child. Also with a low of 14 tonight and considering all of the buses have already cooled down for 2 days trying to get them all running on time would VERY hard. They are diesels not designed to operate in very cold weather like the school buses they use up in new york . Children waiting in 14 degree weather while cars go speeding by on icy roads is also considered in this complicated safety equation . When CMS calls off school rest assured the ones calling the shots know what they are doing. I worked in the department for 20 years. The ones who cry the most are often parents who then must get another baby sitter for the day.

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Old 02-01-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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Seems like we never get hit with the brunt of anything all the way down here in Matthews. My neighborhood roads are fine now, too. There is a little bit of water that will refreeze overnight but overall it is fine.
In Matthews also and we still have people that can't get up the hill from their houses, as of 8:30am. Most of our street has trees that overhang so the snow and ice never melted.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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The downside to telecommuting is that road conditions are no excuse from work activities.
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