Winter weather prompts school closings, delays

- Multiple school districts in the mountain counties have issued closings or delays on Friday due to wintry weather. 

Ashe County Schools, Avery County Schools and Watauga County Schools will be closed for students. Officials said it will be a required workday for 10-month employees who work for Ashe County Schools. 

Avery County Schools and Watauga County Schools posted on social media saying Friday will be an optional teacher workday for staff. 

Alleghany County Schools annoucned they will operate on a two-hour delay for students Friday. Ashe County Schools initially issued a two-hour delay for students. 

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