Fayetteville Public Schools closed Tuesday after winter storm hits area

A vehicle travels along Nelson Hackett Boulevard near Penguin Ed’s BBQ in downtown Fayetteville on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. (Flyer photo/Todd Gill)

Fayetteville Public Schools officials on Monday announced that all schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16 due to a winter storm that swept across the region Sunday, bringing several inches of show and dangerously cold temperatures.

Schools were already closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

With a forecasted high near 13 and wind chill values below zero on Monday, officials said there’s little chance of improvement to the roads before Tuesday.

Sunday’s storm brought the coldest temperatures the region has seen since early 2021. A wind chill advisory is in effect until noon Tuesday, and forecasters are calling for wind chills as low as -13 through Tuesday evening.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 38, according to the National Weather Service.