Closings, delays due to winter storm


The winter storm has arrived.

Governor Roy Cooper has issued a State of Emergency for all the counties in North Carolina.

A storm warning is expected to last from 7 p.m. Friday night to 1 p.m. Saturday. 

The timing of the storm will be Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to FOX 46 Charlotte Meteorologist Nick Kosir.


  • Avery County Schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m Friday.
  • Watauga Schools K-8 will dismiss at noon and Watauga High will dismiss at 1 p.m. Friday.
  • The Salisbury Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VA) will closed Saturday.
  • The Charlotte VA Health Care Center (HCC) will be closed Saturday.
  • The Kernersville VA Health Care Center (HCC) will be closed Saturday.
  • Bojangles’ Coliseum closed Saturday.
  • Ovens Auditorium closed Saturday.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame closed Saturday.
  • York Technical College closed Saturday.
  • Lake Norman YMCA closed Saturday.
  • Lowe’s YMCA closed Saturday.
  • Sally’s YMCA closed Saturday.
  • Lincoln County YMCA closed Saturday.
  • CityLYNX Gold Line suspended for Saturday.
  • Concord Mills and Charlotte Premium Outlets closed at 5 pm on Saturday.
  • SouthPark Mall closed at 6 pm on Saturday. 


  • Concord Mills and Charlotte Premium Outlets will open at noon
  • SouthPark will open at 10 a.m.
  • Haywood Mall will open at 11 a.m.
  • Gaffney Premium Outlets will open at noon.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame operating on 2-hour delay Sunday, Jan. 8. Opening at 12 p.m.   

The following YMCA branches will open no earlier than 11 a.m. All programs and classes are cancelled today at all YMCA of Greater Charlotte branches.

  • Harris YMCA
  • Harris Express YMCA
  • Siskey YMCA
  • Simmons YMCA
  • Johnston YMCA
  • McCrorey YMCA
  • Morrison YMCA
  • Sara’s YMCA
  • Steele Creek YMCA
  • Wesley Chapel YMCA
  • Dowd YMCA
  • Childress Klein YMCA
  • Gateway Village YMCA
  • Stratford Richardson YMCA
  • University City YMCA


  • Grace Church in Harrisburg cancelling all Sunday services.
  • Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church in York County- All Sunday services  
  • LIFE Fellowship Church in Cornelius, NC has cancelled all Sunday services.

  • CMS has cancelled all after-school and evening events for Friday. All athletic activities and Community Use of School events for Saturday and Sunday are cancelled

  • Rock Hill School and district events after 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday are cancelled. Challenger after-school programs at elementary schools will be open Friday.

  • Salisbury VAMC Outpatient appointments and procedures are cancelled for Saturday.
  • Grace Lower Stone Church Sunday services/activities cancelled.


  • The School Choice Fair has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Sullivan Middle.
  • Sierra Hull Concert at McCelvey Center has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m.


  • The Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
  • Salvation Army Center of Hope


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