Closings and Delays for Wednesday, January 17

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As temperatures drop and driving conditions worsen, especially on secondary roards across Alabama, school systems are announcing closures for Wednesday, January 17. The below list will be updated continuously until roughly 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Several cities across Alabama have closed roadways through the overnight hours. Safety officials urge residents to stay off the roads. Even after the sun comes up, many roadways will have icy patches.

School closures and delays:

Advent Episcopal School – closed

Alabama School of Fine Arts – closed

Alabaster City Schools – closed

Albertville City Schools – closed

Alexander City Schools – closed

Altamont School – closed

Anniston City Schools – closed, and the police department has closed all city roads overnight.

Athens City Schools – closed

Attalla City Schools – closed

Auburn University – closed

Bevill State Community College – closed

Bessemer City Schools – closed

Bessemer Academy – closed

Bibb County Schools – closed

Birmingham City Schools – closed

Birmingham Southern College – delayed until 10:00 a.m.

Blount County Schools – closed

Boaz City Schools – closed

Briarwood Christian School – closed

Calhoun County Schools – closed

Chilton County Schools – closed

Coosa County Schools – closed

Creative Montessori School – closed

Cullman City Schools – closed

Cullman County Schools – closed

Dekalb County Schools – closed

Etowah County Schools – closed

Fairfield City Schools – closed

Ft. Payne City Schools – closed

Gadsden City Schools – closed

Gadsden State Community College – closed

Hartselle City Schools – closed

Holy Family Cristo Rey – closed

Homewood City Schools – closed

Hoover City Schools – closed

Huntsville City Schools – closed

Jacksonville State University – closed

Jasper City Schools – closed; delayed until 10:00 a.m. Thursday

Jefferson County Schools – closed

Jefferson State Community College – delayed until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday

Lawrence County – closed

Lawson State Community College – closed

Lee County Schools – closed

Leeds City Schools – closed

Madison County Schools – closed

Marshall County Schools – closed

Midfield City Schools – closed

Miles College – opening at noon

Mountain Brook City Schools – closed

Oxford City Schools – closed

Pelham City Schools – closed

Pell City Schools – closed

Randolph County Schools – closed

Samford University – opening at 1 p.m.

Shelby County Schools – closed

St. Clair County Schools – closed

Stillman College  – closed

Talladega City – closed

Talladega County – closed

Tarrant City Schools – closed

Tuscaloosa City Schools – closed

Tuscaloosa County Schools – closed

Trussville City Schools – closed

University of Alabama – opening at noon

University of Alabama at Birmingham – closed until 1 pm at least; if this schedule remains, the first classes to resume would be those that begin at 1:25 p.m., and the first ambulatory patient appointments would begin at 1 p.m.

University of Montevallo – opening at noon

University of North Alabama and Kilby School – closed

Vestavia Hills City Schools – closed

Walker County Schools – closed

Wallace State Community College (Hanceville) – closed

Winston County Schools – closed


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