Friday Morning: updated list of closings, cancellations and delays

Streets were flooded Thursday and TS Andrea promises even more rain (Ava Wilhite/WCIV)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- We're getting a few delays to report early Friday morning due to Tropical Storm Andrea.

There are only a few power outages to report.{} The biggest outage is just south of Meggett along Ethel Post Office Road with an estimated repair time of 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Due to Tropical Storm Andrea, multiple cancellations and delays have been announced from several organizations.

The Art Institute of Charleston will be closed until 10 am on Friday, June 7. Classes resume and staff should report at 10 am.

The Charleston Animal Society may delay their normal noon opening on Friday, depending on the extent of the storm's damage and its aftermath.{}

Because of anticipated high winds, rain and possible downtown flooding, the Charleston County Main Library on Calhoun Street and the John L. Dart Branch Library on King St. will open at noon Friday. At this time, no other delays or schedule changes are planned for any other branch library on Friday.

Charleston County offices in downtown Charleston will not open until noon Friday. That includes the judicial center, the O.T. Wallace Building and the Historic courthouse on Meeting Street.{}

Due to dangerous surf conditions, no swimming will be allowed at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission's three lifeguarded beach areas until further notice. This includes Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Isle of Palms County Park, and the Folly Beach Commercial District (4th St West to 3rd St East).

The Charleston School of Law canceled all Friday classes. Staff members do not have to report to campus until 10 a.m.

Charleston Water System's downtown office will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Our Rivers Avenue customer service office will open as usual at 8 a.m.Employees who work at the St. Philip Street building should report to work at 10 am Friday. All other employees should arrive at their normal time.

Trident Technical College has canceled all classes and activities on Friday at all of its campuses. Everything will reopen Saturday on normal schedule.

The Citadel has canceled all Friday morning classes.

College of Charleston and the Charleston County School District have delayed their openings until 10 a.m. Friday.

Limestone College has canceled all Friday classes at their Yemassee campus.

Officials with Spoleto Festival USA say they don't have any outdoor events Thursday night so they are not affected by Andrea. They do have, however, two events in the Cistern Friday and Saturday nights. Both performances by J.D. McPherson are being moved to the TD Arena.

The Charleston County Parks and Rec. Commission announced that because of muddy conditions, the Wannamaker North Trail is closed until further notice.

Beaufort County School District is canceling all Friday classes.

  • Friday's half-day schedule will be made up on Monday using a "weather make-up day" built into the district's 2012-13 calendar for such a purpose, said Acting Superintendent Jackie Rosswurm.{}
  • Monday's half-day schedule will begin at each school's regular start time, and buses will run on their normal schedules.{}
  • Middle and high schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., and elementary schools will dismiss at 12:30.{}
  • About a half-dozen schools had promotion ceremonies scheduled for Friday that will now be held on Monday, and Rosswurm said that teachers would need the final day of school to finalize their records with students.{}
  • Beaufort High School's 7 p.m. Thursday graduation ceremonies will go on as scheduled, although they will be moved indoors.{}
  • Whale Branch Early College High School's graduation exercises will be held at 7 p.m. Friday as originally scheduled. The ceremonies will be moved indoors.
  • The child care centers at Goose Creek Primary, Devon Forest Elementary, H.E. Bonner Elementary and Westview Primary schools will be closed on Friday.

Other cancellations/closings announced:

-- The Special Meeting of Berkeley County Council, scheduled for Thursday at the Berkeley County Administration Building in Moncks Corner, has been canceled by the Chairman.

-- The Berkeley County School District canceled day care services at Goose Creek Primary, Devon Forest Elementary, H.E. Bonner Elementary and Westview Primary.

-- The Grand Opening of Berkeley Electric's Awendaw office has been canceled due to Tropical Storm Andrea.

-- Charleston Preschool Academy in South Windmere is closed on Friday.

-- Public Pools in Beaufort County will open at 9 a.m. Friday instead of 6 a.m., officials said.

-- Bunity Baptist Academy in Mount Pleasant and Children's Nook on Dorchester Road will open at 10 a.m.

-- The Charleston RiverDogs game against the Greenville Drive scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled.

-- The Children's Center at Carolina Park will have a delayed opening, Friday at 10:30 a.m.

-- The first (9:30 a.m.) boat to Fort Sumter is cancelled due to high winds and waves from Tropical Storm Andrea, The 10:45 a.m. boat is also cancelled.

-- Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center will open at 10 a.m. Friday.

-- Gateway Academy in Mt. Pleasant will open at 10 a.m.

-- The hurricane workshop scheduled for Georgetown County Thursday night has been rescheduled for the June 24 and 25.

-- Goodwill locations will open Friday at 10 a.m.

-- The City of Goose Creek's "Sounds of Summer" concert scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.{} The concert series will resume next Friday, June 14 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Crowfield Golf Club.

-- The Lowcountry Senior Center will open on Friday at 10 a.m.

-- The City of Charleston Municipal Court will open at 10:30 a.m. Friday, the city reported.

-- Olympia Gymnastics in Moncks Corner will delay opening for summer camp until 9am on Friday.

-- Park West Preschool and Child Care in Mount Pleasant will not open until 10:30 a.m. Friday.


ABC News 4 will update this list as more closings are announced.