Schools open late amid icing, flood threats | News
HAMILTON, AL (AP)- School systems across northwest Alabama opened late because of the threat of icy weather and flooding.
Schools in Colbert, Cullman, Fayette, Franklin,
Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Marion and Morgan counties
delayed opening for at least two hours Tuesday as a safety precaution.
City school systems in Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Winfield were among those delaying opening.
Forecasters say temperatures were around freezing
in areas, creating the possibility of road icing after days of rain.
Freezing rain was reported in spots.
Flood watches covered the state's northwest and
northeastern corners, along with the entire western section of the state
from Birmingham to just north of Mobile.
The weather service said skies should turn partly
cloudy later in the day. Temperatures should rise well above freezing
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