Anniston city schools will not open Monday, Feb. 15
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The extra dose of snow expected in northeast Alabama early this morning has created another holiday for the 2,350 students in Anniston city schools — likewise for students at Faith Christian School and Sacred Heart School, according to word from the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency.

Jacksonville State University officials will meet early Monday morning to decide whether to hold classes.

Today would have been a Presidents Day holiday anyway, but later it was scheduled to be a make-up day in Anniston schools for the classes missed on account of weather problems on Jan. 8, said Anniston school Superintendent Joan Frazier.

But with the latest weather reports, she said, "Nobody could guarantee me conditions would be optimum for school bus travel. I don't like to risk [the safety of] students and faculty members."

Frazier said the word she got was that sometime between 4 and 6:30 a.m., rain would turn to sleet and sleet to snow, with cold freezing it everwhere.

Elaborating on that, Marissa Brimer, public information officer at the EMA, said around 7:15 p.m. Sunday the forecast her agency was working from called for precipitation to enter the area from the west as rain and change over to snow by 3 a.m. Two to three inches' accumulation was expected, she said.

All Jacksonville State University students and employees are advised that the Campus Police and Administrators will meet at 5 a.m. Monday to determine if conditions warrant closing or cancellation of classes. Please check the weather link on the JSU home page (www.jsu.edu) beginning Monday at 5:30 a.m. for an announcement.

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