All schools in the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area will be opening late on Thursday.

Appoquinimink, the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District, which includes St. Georges Tech, and St. Anne's Episcopal School both announced they would be one-hour late Thursday, while MOT Charter School will open two-hours late.

"If you believe the weather conditions make it unsafe to send your student to school, we will respect your right to keep your child home," the Appoquinimink School District told parents in the announcement posted on its website. "Be advised that your student will be responsible for any missed homework or tests and must bring in a signed note from you the following day. A determination about district-sponsored, after-school activities will be made later in the day. If it is necessary to cancel those events, we will launch our automated messaging system on Thursday."