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UPDATE: Talladega City, Talladega County, Pell City, Sylacaga City schools closed today

Start of classes delayed

Sylacauga, Talladega County and Talladega City schools will be closed Friday, Oct. 30. Pell City Schools will be open, as will St. Clair County Schools with the exception of St. Clair County High School.

Thursday, 7:09 a.m. update: Talladega City Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Oct. 29.

Thursday, 6:08 a.m. update: Talladega County Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Oct. 29, due to the inclement weather overnight, according to the system's Facebook page. Also, Pell City Schools will be closed today due to three schools in the system -- Coosa Valley Elementary, Walter M. Kennedy Elementary and Williams Intermediate -- being without power, according to Superintendent Dr. James Martin.

Thursday, 6 a.m. update: Sylacauga City Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Oct. 29, due to power outages and damage due to Tropical Storm Zeta moving through the area overnight, according to a report from ABC 33/40.

TALLADEGA -- Out of an abundance of caution, all three public school systems in Talladega County announced classes will begin two hours late Thursday morning.

Because of the possibility of severe weather associated with Hurricane Zeta, Talladega City, Talladega County and Sylacauga City schools will all open late. According to a release from the Sylacauga system, “Buses will run two hours later than the normal pickup time. Parents should call their school office if they have questions.”

Talladega City Schools Superintendent Tony Ball and Talladega County Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Lacey said the same plans were in place for their systems.