Winter Weather Brings School Closings



This story was last updated at 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

Temperatures across much of Alabama dipped into the teens and 20s after a wave of wintry precipitation, leaving some roads slick early Tuesday morning. Most dangerous conditions are west and northwest of Birmingham, though weather officials report some icy roads and overpasses in Jefferson County. Many roadways in west Alabama, including in Pickens and Sumter counties, are impassable. Officials caution against driving. You can find more information on travel warnings here.

A number of schools have canceled or delayed classes or changed instructional plans because of the weather. They include:

Alabama School of Fine Arts: closed Tuesday

Alabaster City Schools: closed Tuesday

Albertville City Schools: closed Tuesday

Anniston City Schools: delayed three hours Tuesday

Athens City Schools: closed Tuesday

Attalla City Schools: closed Tuesday

Bessemer City Schools: closed Tuesday

Bevill State Community Colleges: closed Tuesday

Bibb County Schools: closed Tuesday

Birmingham City Schools: virtual learning Tuesday

Birmingham Southern College: closed Tuesday

Blount County Schools: closed Tuesday

Boaz City Schools: closed Tuesday

Calhoun County Schools: 3 hour delay Tuesday

Cullman City Schools: closed Tuesday

Cullman County Schools: virtual learning Tuesday

Etowah County Schools: closed Tuesday

Fairfield City Schools: closed Tuesday

Gadsden City Schools: closed Tuesday

Gadsden State Community College: closed Tuesday, opens Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Homewood City Schools: closed Tuesday

Hoover City Schools: closed Tuesday

Jacksonville City Schools: 3 hour delay Tuesday

Jefferson County Schools: closed Tuesday, virtual learning Wednesday

Jefferson State Community College: closed Tuesday

Lawson State Community College: closed Tuesday

Leeds City Schools: virtual learning Tuesday

Limestone County School District: closed Tuesday

Madison County Schools: closed Tuesday

Midfield City Schools: closed Tuesday

Mt. Brook City Schools: closed Tuesday

Oneonta City Schools: closed Tuesday

Oxford City Schools: 3 hour delay Tuesday

Pelham City Schools: closed Tuesday

Samford University: remote learning Tuesday

Shelby County Schools: closed Tuesday

Shelton State Community College: closed Tuesday

St. Clair County Schools: closed Tuesday

Talladega City Schools: closed Tuesday

Talladega County Schools: closed Tuesday

Tarrant City Schools: virtual learning Tuesday

Trussville Schools: closed Tuesday

Tuscaloosa City Schools: closed Tuesday

Tuscaloosa County Schools: closed Tuesday

The University of Alabama: closed Tuesday

UAB: classes canceled Tuesday

University of Montevallo: closed Tuesday

Vestavia Hills City Schools: closed Tuesday

Walker County Schools: virtual learning Tuesday

Wallace State Community College: closed Tuesday

Winfield City School System: closed Tuesday

COVID Vaccination Sites

The winter weather has also closed COVID vaccination sites. UAB said its outdoor clinics at Parker High School and the Hoover Met will remain closed through Wednesday. Appointments will be rescheduled for Thursday or Friday.

UAB’s vaccination sites at Spain Auditorium and downtown Highlands Hospital will be open Tuesday.

The Jefferson County Department of Health will reschedule appointments for those who were to receive vaccines at Gardendale First Baptist Church Monday.

Vaccines scheduled to be given through county health departments in northern and western Alabama will be rescheduled.

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