Craven schools closed for Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 03:33 PM.

Craven County Schools will be closed on Wednesday because of overnight snow.

Snow fell late Tuesday into Wednesday morning, producing only a light dusting that quicly melted away in the Havelock area. As of 8 a.m., major roads in Havelock were clear of any ice or snow.

However, areas farther west and north of Havelock received more snow, prompting the closure of schools for the day. In a release, the school system said hazardous road conditions prompted the closure.

Meanwhile, a two-hour delay was authorized for non-essential personnel at Cherry Point. Updates on weather conditions and work information is available at 466-3093, online at or through the base's facebook page and twitter account.

With the quick burst of snow, cold and blustery conditions have been left behind. The high temperature for Wednesday is predicted to be 32, according to the National Weather Service in Newport, with lows overnight into the upper teens. While Thursday is expected to hit 40 degrees, another front pushes through overnight dropping highs Friday to around 30 degrees.

Below average high temperatures are predicted for the area through early next week.

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