Bladen County Schools closed Friday, 3 other districts on 2 hour delay

SOUTHEASTERN NC (WWAY) — Students in at least three counties in the Cape Fear will operate on a two hour delay on Friday due to flooding.

Bladen County Schools will be closed on Friday due to dangerous road conditions. Students will transition to remote-only learning with their teachers. Students will need to log in to their Google Classroom account and complete their class assignments. Additionally, buses will not operate the meal delivery by bus program tomorrow. Meals will not be delivered or available for pickup. All other employees will operate on a two-hour delay. If they are not able to safely travel to their school campus or building, they should contact their immediate supervisor.

Columbus County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay for students on Friday due to the potential for flooded roads. According to a Columbus County Schools spokesman, staff should report at regular time, but should use caution and best judgment when traveling to work.

Following discussions with multiple local agencies, Pender County Schools will have a 2 hour delayed start for school on Friday. A Pender County Schools spokesman said this delay will allow for travel conditions to improve in the morning for students and staff.

The principal at Columbus Charter School in Whiteville said the school will also operate on a two hour delay on Friday for students and staff.

A spokesman for Brunswick County Schools said they are also on a district wide 2 hour delay on Friday due to the amount of water on the roadways.

Charter Day School, South Brunswick Charter School, Douglass Academy, and Columbus Charter School will all operate on a 2 hour delay for staff and students on Friday.

Other schools in the Cape Fear released early on Thursday due to heavy rain and flooding in the area. 

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