Freezing rain a possibility for St. Clair County
by Elsie Hodnett
According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, there is a possibility of freezing rain from 4-6 a.m. today.

St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency assistant director Patrice Kurzejeski said it appears the freezing rain would likely be an angled line through St. Clair County from Riverside to Wattsville to the Springville area northward.

“Temperatures should remain around freezing until approximately noon,” she said. “We encourage residents in those areas to take proper precautions and use caution when driving, especially over bridges.”

Kurzejeski said road condition updates will be posted on the St. Clair County EMA Facebook page, as available if applicable.

Dr. Bobby Hathcock, superintendent of Pell City schools, said it was too early to make any calls about Friday school openings.

“We can’t make a decision right now,” Hathcock said late Thursday afternoon.

He said school officials could make a decision whether to cancel or delay the start of school Friday morning as early at Thursday night, but it could be as late as Friday morning.

“We’ll get it out on our teleparent,” Hathcock said. “We’ll notify the parents as quickly as we can.”

He said if a decision is made to delay the start or cancel school Friday, the school system will notify the local television and radio stations.

As of Thursday afternoon, St. Clair County officials had made no decision regarding school closures due to the weather conditions. One official said they are "closely monitoring" the weather, but have yet to make any decision.

The Daily Home learned late Thursday evening the Pell City School System will start classes three hours late Friday morning.

Staff writers David Atchison and Will Health contributed to the report.

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