Some NC school systems cancel classes after Irene

August 28, 2011 2:08:10 PM PDT
Monday could be the first of many days of cancelled classes in some eastern North Carolina public school systems as the cleanup continues for Hurricane Irene.

Carteret, Craven, Currituck, Edgecombe, Halifax, Jones, Nash-Rocky Mount, Northampton, and Wayne county schools won't be in secession Monday.

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Many of the systems were in areas without electricity and won't be able to reopen until power is restored.

Some schools suffered physical damage in the storm. In Edgecombe County, part of the roof came off at Tarboro High School.

Carteret County Schools Superintendent Dan Novey says his district's school s suffered minor damages like leaking roofs. He said winds also knocked over a football scoreboard at Croatan High School.

Novey said Carteret County schools can't reopen until power is restored to schools and neighborhoods.

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