Mitchell County Schools will begin dismissing at 1pm today.
Dismissal times will be staggered and all schools should be dismissed no later than 2 pm.
Dismissal is due to weather predictions of mixed pockets of freezing rain beginning after 3 PM and turning to all freezing rain later this afternoon.
This will allow student drivers and buses time to get all students home before roads could become slick.
Yancey County Schools and Avery county schools have also announced they are starting their closings at 1pm this afternoon.