Local area schools have announced on Monday that they will close early on Tuesday, October 25 with the potential for severe weather in the area on Tuesday.
Walker County Schools and Jasper City Schools announced that they will close at noon. Sumiton Christian School will dismiss students at 1 p.m.
Bevill State Community College announced on Tuesday that all campuses will close at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s scheduled Open House at Maddox Intermediate School has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham has placed areas extending from the Alabama-Mississippi border to as far east as Gadsden under a slight risk category. According to the NWS, a slight risk can include possible tornadoes, damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter size hail.
For Walker County, the timing of the storm system is expected to last from noon until 6 p.m.
In the event of severe weather, storm shelters are available across Walker County.
Argo 6582 Hwy 78, Cordova Boldo/Union Chapel 6640 Old Birmingham Hwy, Jasper Carbon Hill 240 NW 9th Ave, Carbon Hill Cordova 300 School Rd. Cordova
59 E. Columbus St. Cordova
Copeland Ferry 19154 Hwy 269, Quinton Eldridge 224 Smothers Ave, Eldridge McCollum Midway 16753 Hwy 69, Jasper Oakman 63 School St., Oakman Parrish 1315 Main Dr., Parrish Pineywoods 111 Pineywoods-Sipsey Rd., Jasper Saragossa 2426 Saragoss Rd., Nauvoo
356 Redmill-Saragossa Rd., Jasper
Thach 1220 Thach Loop, Jasper Kansas 165 North School St., Kansas Nauvoo 647 4th Ave., Nauvoo Sipsey 185 Park Rd., Sipsey Townley 2875 Wire Rd., Townley
6848 Holly Grove Rd., Jasper
Tutwiler 6326 Tutwiler Rd., Oakman