Monday night, the district announced a two hour delay, but then, just after 7 a.m., they made the decision to close for the day.
It was the second straight day of late decisions by the school district.
The late call to close left many parents scrambling to come up with last-minute plans. Monday, parents said a late decision to release students early also caused them some problems.
School officials said they drove the roads Tuesday morning to see for themselves what the conditions were like. They saw icy roads and had serious concerns about student safety, and that's when they made the call.
"If you call it too soon, you may not have full information. If you call it too late, then you're making some delays in parents and families being able to make decisions," said Wake County School Board Chair Christine Kushner. "So, I really applaud the staff for how they handled the decision."
This is the eighth day this year that Wake County Schools has had to cancel classes thanks to winter weather.
Make-up days for the March 4, 2014, are as follows:
- Year-round Tracks 1,3,4 - Saturday, March 8
- Year-round single track - Saturday, March 8
The school day for year-round schools will be shortened to 3.5 hours. Morning bus pick-up and carpool drop-off times will remain the same.
Make-up days for schools on other calendars:
- Traditional Calendar - Thursday, June 12
- Modified Caldendar - Wednesday, March 12
- Wake Early College of Health Sciences - Monday, March 24
- NCSU Stem; Leadership Academies - Monday, March 17