Snowfall expected early Friday; no school in 3 districts

From Staff Reports

The Daily Advance

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HERTFORD — Perquimans County could get up to two inches of snow from a winter storm early Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Other counties in the Albemarle may see an inch or less of snowfall.

The snow is expected to start after 1 a.m. and taper off in the early morning hours. Perquimans, Bertie and Hertford counties are expected to see larger amounts of snowfall, as temperatures will be in the upper 20s and winds of between 10 and 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph, are expected.

Jarvis Winslow, emergency management director in Perquimans, said he’s not anticipating any major problems.

“With the ground as warm as it is, we might get a little slush but that’s basically it,” he said.

Camden, Currituck and Pasquotank counties are expected to get less than an inch of snow, as temperatures of 30-35 degrees are expected.

So far, the coming storm hasn’t spurred any school cancellations. Three area school districts already had teacher workdays scheduled for Friday, meaning no school for students.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools, one of the districts with a scheduled teacher workday, will make a decision Friday morning regarding teachers reporting for work. Perquimans County Schools, the other district with a teacher workday, also will decide Friday morning about whether teachers and staff will report. The Edenton-Chowan Schools will also make a decision Friday about whether teachers will report for a scheduled workday. 

Currituck County Schools will decide late tonight or early Friday morning whether there will be a school closing or delay. Any closing or delay will be communicated to parents through an automated telephone system.

Information about other possible school cancellations was not immediately available.