SnowmanInclement Weather Information


In all periods of inclement weather, students, faculty and staff are reminded to use good judgment when making travel decisions. Life and safety are to be the primary considerations. MECHS students (freshman and sophomores) who are dependent upon public school transportation should follow the inclement weather policy for Mitchell County Schools.

MECHS students who are in regular Mayland Community College classes should follow the Mayland Community College inclement weather policy for attending. 


Mitchell County Schools make announcements concerning closings and delays on local media (WTOE, Spruce Pine, NC and WKYK, Burnsville, NC) along with WLOS (TV) Asheville, NC. Parents can also receive phone calls alerting them to schedule changes. Please contact MECHS for more information.

Mitchell County Schools use the following options during times of inclement weather:

  • Open Regular Schedule
  • 1 Hour Delay
  • 2 Hour Delay
  • 3 Hour Delay
  • Closed
A schedule for class start times
when Mayland Community College operates on Option B
can be found here.

Mayland Community College Inclement Weather Procedures

Mayland Community College makes announcements concerning classes by four methods:

  • Via SMS text message on cell phones (using LEO, Mayland's student activity website).
  • Posted to LEO on the front page and to
  • On the main MCC telephone number (828-765-7351)
  • Via radio and television
    Radio : WTOE, Spruce Pine; WKYK, Burnsville; WECR, Newland; WECR-FM, Beech Mountain;  WATA, Boone; WWNC/WKSF, Asheville
    Television: WBTV (3), Charlotte; WYFF (4), Greenville; WCYB (5), Bristol; WSPA (7), Spartanburg; WJHL (11), Johnson City; WLOS (13), Asheville; WLNN(24), Boone

There are four options related to the operation of MCC during periods of inclement weather.


Operate on a regular schedule with no delay.


Delayed Schedule: MCC opens at 10:00 a.m.


Day classes are cancelled for students;
Employees report at 10:00 a.m.


MCC is closed for students and employees

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