Marengo, Linden, Demopolis schools closed Wednesday

With a winter storm system settling in over much of the state Tuesday afternoon and an expectation of icy roads and frigid temperatures well into Wednesday, school systems are again facing decisions regarding hours of operation. The first local system to declare its schedule for Wednesday is Marengo County, which will be closed.

“Due to high probability of bad weather for Marengo County, which includes icy roads and temperatures in the teens along with Governor Ivey’s declaration for a State of Emergency, there will be no school Wednesday for the Marengo County School system,” Superintendent Luke Hallmark told The Watchman via text message. “The school system will be open on Thursday.”

The decision follows suit with the Marengo County Courthouse, which will be also be closed Wednesday. Demopolis City Schools and Linden City Schools each confirmed their Wednesday closures as well at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday.

The West Alabama Watchman will update closings on its website, Twitter, and Facebook page as more information becomes available.