Opelika city, school officials announce closures

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Special to the Opelika Observer

Opelika city and school officials are taking steps to prepare for inclement winter weather that is expected to arrive in the area this afternoon.

Meteorologists expect that the Opelika-Auburn communities will start seeing snow flurries later this evening at 7 p.m., with the possibility of dangerous driving conditions developing in the hours following.

Opelika City Schools announced they will be closed Wednesday and have cancelled all after-school activities today with the exception of extended day, according to their Facebook page.

A City of Opelika press release from this morning stated that City Hall, Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library, Parks and Recreation and all other departments will close at 3:30 p.m. today, and will remain closed tomorrow. Additionally, there will be no garbage pickup.

The planned city council meeting will take place tonight at 7 p.m.

For updates, check the city’s and school’s websites and social media accounts.

Updates:

  • the Municipal Court will be closed tomorrow. It will re-open Thursday.

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