****UPDATE: Orange County Schools announced the district would close two hours early Monday and all after school activities are canceled. Any student who missed Monday will received an excused absence.****

Overnight rain from the remaining portions of Hurricane Florence in our community have prompted school closures and flooded roadways across central North Carolina.

The storm has dropped large amounts of rain across North Carolina over the last few days, but Chapel Hill had avoided some of the more significant flooding seen in southeastern North Carolina. After receiving several inches of rain since late last week, heavy rains poured overnight Sunday.

Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools has moved to close schools on Monday, after first saying school would operate on a two-hour delay. Chatham County Schools also moved to close schools after initially announcing a delay.

UNC classes remain canceled on Monday. The university is operating a mega shelter for coastal evacuees.

Reports from the North Carolina Department of Transportation showed significant flooding issues on roadways across the central part of the state.