Randolph County schools closed due to weather

ASHEBORO — As intense weather swept through Randolph County, the Randolph County School System initially delayed the start of school on Monday by two hours. After assessing power outages, fallen trees and high winds, the system decided to cancel classes Monday which were scheduled to restart after the holiday break.

In a statement, the system said: “Due to strong winds, power outages, and downed trees throughout the county, all schools in the Randolph County School System will be closed today.”

Asheboro City Schools remained on a regular schedule Monday.

Randolph Electric and Duke Energy reported thousands were without power across Randolph County Monday morning. Spectrum also reported significant internet outages in their Randolph County service area.

By Randolph Record