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Schools to close early Tuesday

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.

Storm Shelters

In the event of severe weather, storm shelters are available across Walker County.

Argo6582 Hwy 78, Cordova
Boldo/Union Chapel6640 Old Birmingham Hwy, Jasper
Carbon Hill240 NW 9th Ave, Carbon Hill
Cordova300 School Rd. Cordova
59 E. Columbus St. Cordova
Copeland Ferry19154 Hwy 269, Quinton
Eldridge224 Smothers Ave, Eldridge
McCollum Midway16753 Hwy 69, Jasper
Oakman63 School St., Oakman
Parrish1315 Main Dr., Parrish
Pineywoods111 Pineywoods-Sipsey Rd., Jasper
Saragossa2426 Saragoss Rd., Nauvoo
356 Redmill-Saragossa Rd., Jasper
Thach1220 Thach Loop, Jasper
Kansas165 North School St., Kansas
Nauvoo647 4th Ave., Nauvoo
Sipsey185 Park Rd., Sipsey
Townley2875 Wire Rd., Townley
6848 Holly Grove Rd., Jasper
Tutwiler6326 Tutwiler Rd., Oakman

Margaret Winborne
Margaret Winborne
Margaret J Winborne is a staff writer for The Community Journal. She is a Meek High School graduate, and has lived in Alabama since 2003, and has been a resident of Jasper since mid-2007. She is a fiction writer, a hardcore true crime fan, and an amateur photographer and DIY crafter. When not at home, she can most likely be found at the nearest thrift store or Dollar Tree.

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