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Foul Weather, Contract Time and Excusable Delay

Would snow tonight = excusable delay for contractors tomorrow?  Image courtesy of The Weather Channel.

Would snow tonight give rise to excusable delay tomorrow? Image courtesy of The Weather Channel.

Is it just me, or has it been exceedingly gray and wet in Raleigh-Durham, NC so far in 2013?  Heck, forecasters are even calling for 3-6 inches of snow overnight in the Triangle (note to self: pick up milk, bread and other essentials during the lunch break, before the grocery stores shelves are predictably and thoroughly picked over).

The unusually dreary skies around here of late have me thinking about the intersection between the weather and construction delay claims.  Specifically, I’ve been ruminating on this question: when is a contractor’s project delay excused by nasty weather?

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