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Schools, county on 2-hour delay Monday

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By The Staff

The Lancaster County School District, USC-Lancaster and Lancaster County will operate Monday on a 2-hour delay due to weather-releated conditions from Saturday and Sunday's winter storm.

The delay is due to the potential of black ice conditions on secondary roads, especially in the Panhandle.

Temperatures on Monday morning are forecast at near the freezing mark.

"The major reason we're concerned is more than half of the staffs at the Indian Land schools commute from Charlotte/Mecklenburg and the York County areas. They will have trouble getting here in the morning," said Bryan Vaughn, director of safety and transportation for the Lancaster County School District.

While Lancaster County missed the brunt of the winter storm, some trees toppled due to the combination wet soil and wind gusts in excess of 30 mph. 

"We basically skirted by, except for some slush in the northern end of the county. We had a few trees come down on county roads and our creeks are pretty full. Since midnight [Saturday] forward, we got about 2 inches of rain," said Darren Player of Lancaster County Emergency Management.

The city of Lancaster will operate on its regular schedule Monday, said its administrator Flip Hutfles.