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Some York County schools closed, others delayed Friday as roads remain icy

Cars drive Thursday morning on melted snow and ice along U.S. 21 in Fort Mill.
Cars drive Thursday morning on melted snow and ice along U.S. 21 in Fort Mill. tkimball@heraldonline.com

York and Rock Hill schools are closed for students and staff Friday because of the possibility of hazardous road conditions.

“After driving roads throughout our district today, a large percentage of roads are still unsafe for our school buses and student drivers,” reads a statement posted to the York school district’s Facebook page Thursday afternoon.

Clover and Fort Mill schools are opening on a two-hour delay Friday. With the delay, Fort Mill’s 4-year-old kindergarten programs for both the morning and evening are canceled Friday.

Lancaster and Chester county schools are also opening two hours later Friday.

Winthrop University and York Technical College have not announced changes.

Ice on roads is possible overnight with temperatures expected to fall to around 20 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Greenville.

Secondary roads continue to have patches of ice, according to the S.C. Department of Transportation.

Friday is expected to be sunny in Rock Hill with a high of 53 degrees and a low of 22 degrees Friday night. By Saturday, conditions should be sunny and in the upper 50s.

Amanda Harris: 803-329-4082

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