Several Tuscaloosa Area Schools Closed on Feb. 11 Because of Heavy Rain, Flooding

Hours of heavy, unrelenting rain inundated parts of Tuscaloosa County on Monday, making for hazardous driving conditions. With more rain expected on Tuesday, some area schools opted to close for the day.

Tuscaloosa City Schools and Tuscaloosa County Schools initially opted to delay opening until 10 a.m. But as Monday’s rain continued (and forecasts continued to suggest additional inches of rain for Tuesday), officials with both systems decided to close.

In a statement, TCS said:

The Tuscaloosa City Schools will cancel school Tuesday, February 11, out of an abundance of caution for local weather predictions and the conditions of local roadways.

TCSS also issued a statement, saying:

All TCSS schools and the central office will be closed Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Due to quickly deteriorating road conditions and rain continuing throughout the night, too many areas face significant travel difficulties. The closure includes the normal school day as well as all extra-curricular activities.

Other Area School Closings:

  • American Christian Academy
  • Holy Spirit Catholic School
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Tuscaloosa Christian School

Tuscaloosa Flooding: City Response

The City of Tuscaloosa has had over 100 cases of reported flooding, according to a statement by Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox. As such, Maddox said Incident Command has been activated, allowing the city to use emergency procedures for personnel and communications. For up-to-date information, follow City of Tuscaloosa – Government on Facebook.

"Our crews are stretched, but continue to respond in difficult conditions - Very proud of these amazing public servants," Maddox said.

During daytime hours, report flooding to 311. After 7 p.m. report flooding by calling (205) 349-2121.

 

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