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Two-Hour Delay for Schools, Freezing Rain Advisory Issued

Schools will open two hours later on Friday as a mix of rain and sleet fall in the county.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

All Howard County public schools will open 2 hours late on Friday amid a freezing rain advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

The freezing rain advisory is in effect until noon, after which temperatures are predicted to rise above freezing. The weather service urged caution during the morning commute.

The school system sent a message at 5:15 a.m. Friday announcing the delay, and added, "Morning pre-kindergarten and RECC programs are canceled. All morning programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools, will be delayed 2 hours."

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