Schools, county on another 2-hour delay Tuesday

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By Mark Manicone


The Lancaster County School District, USC-Lancaster and Lancaster County will operate on another two-hour delay Tuesday, Dec. 11, due to concerns of black ice formation Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

“We got out today and rode around the county on the back roads… and we saw a fair amount of moisture on roadways and runoff, as well,” said Bryan Vaughn, LCSD safety and transportation director. 

“Black ice is what we fear most. It’s better for us to have light of day to navigate so our drivers could avoid frozen spots and puddles in roadways. Plus, it allows our kids to be in the light and not the dark, and for the temperature to warm up a bit,” he said.

Temperatures are expected to plummet into the mid-to-upper 20s about sunrise Tuesday.

County offices will be open for business at 10:30 a.m.

The school district, USC Lancaster and Lancaster County were also on a two-hour delay Monday, due to weather-related conditions from Saturday and Sunday's winter storm.

Temperatures on Monday morning were forecast at near the freezing mark.

While Lancaster County missed the brunt of the winter storm, some trees toppled due to the combination wet soil and wind gusts in excess of 30 mph. 

The storm system hammered North Carolina with western portions of the state seeing more than 20 inches of snow.

A total of 2.7 inches of snowfall was recorded in Charlotte, according to the National Weather Service.  



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