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School Closings/Delays for 1/17/2013


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#1 South AL Wx

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

So far in Alabama:

Cullman County Schools will delay the start of classes by two hours.
Walker County Schools will delay the start of classes by two hours.

Edited by South AL Wx, 17 January 2013 - 06:54 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

Morgan county school delayed 2 hours

Edited by hartselleweather, 16 January 2013 - 06:40 PM.


#3 David in SW Blount

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Why are the schools delaying 2 hours.  Is this due to the threat of black ice in the morning?  The snow may not even start until after the delayed openings.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

View PostDavid in SW Blount, on 16 January 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

Why are the schools delaying 2 hours.  Is this due to the threat of black ice in the morning?  The snow may not even start until after the delayed openings.

Think it might be due to all flash flooding issues. Not wanting the buses to drive thru potential water while it still a little dark.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

If roads will be fine there is no need to close schools except for mountanous counties.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Lawrence Co open two hrs late...these north ala counties really should leave the option to close early open , not going in late

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

View PostStormlover, on 16 January 2013 - 09:52 PM, said:

Lawrence Co open two hrs late...these north ala counties really should leave the option to close early open , not going in late

I think Hartselleweather makes a very good point........there is a lot of flooding out there and no need in sending school buses out in the dark.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Another thought.  Iv seen school systems do this before. They may just be using the delay to buy more time to make a decision on the rest of the day.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

University of West Alabama opening at 11am

Coos a Valley Christian Academy in Harpersville closed.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:02 AM


TALLEDEGA COUNTY SCOOLS WILL LET OUT AT 11:30


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

BLOUNT COUNTY SCHOOLS: CLOSING AT 11AM
CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: CLOSING AT 11AM
COOSA VALLEY ACADEMY: CLOSED
LAMAR COUNTY SCHOOLS: CLOSED
ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS: CLOSING AT 11AM
TALLADEGA COUNTY SCHOOLS: CLOSING AT 11:30AM
Jefferson county senior centers are closed


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:09 PM



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Gordon County Schools
Date: 01/17/2013 Status: Closing Early Details: Closing early today. Elementary 12:30, Middle and HS 1:30
Updated: 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013


Walker Co Schools
Date: 01/17/2013 Status: Closing Early Details: Closing early today
Updated: 12:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013


Whitfield County Schools
Date: 01/17/2013 Status: Closing Early Details: Closing early today
Updated: 12:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Boaz City and Albertville City schools being dismissed at 11:30AM

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

All Huntsville metro public schools and Madison County Schools dismissing early.



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