MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WGHP) — Stormy weather has snarled the beginning of the school year for two Piedmont Triad area schools.

According to Mount Airy City Schools, Mount Airy Middle School and Mount Airy High School are closed on Monday due to extended power outages and issues with flooding.

Anyone who had gotten on the buses to schools when they were operating on a two-hour delay can be picked up in the commons area of the schools.

Tharrington and Jones will be operating normally.

“Tardies will not be counted today and schools will work with families who were unable to get students to school today due to flooding,” the school district wrote.

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Mount Airy City Schools Superintendent Kim Morrison told FOX8, “Early this morning when we were monitoring roads about 6 or 6:30, it looked like it had heavy rains but it was good enough to keep coming to school. We got all our elementary school students here, and then there had been heavy rain in the Virginia area, and, as you can tell, the creek has turned into a river. All of a sudden, about 7 or 7:30, when our middle school and high school buses were starting to hit the road, we realized that there were going to be roads underwater, and so the road into the middle school went quickly underwater, two bridges were underwater, and it was like a flash flood.”

As of Monday morning, Surry County Schools has only one school impacted by the weather. A power outage will be forcing Flat Rock Elementary School to dismiss students at 11:30 a.m. Students will be sent home with bagged lunches.

“At Surry County Schools, safety is our top priority. Given the unknowns of the situation as well as the potential flexibility of the estimated time of restoration, we feel it is in the best interest of families for Flat Rock Elementary to dismiss early,” the school district said in a statement. “Surry County Emergency Services has informed the district that Pine Street will be open shortly after being closed temporarily this morning due to flooding.”