Ice Storm 2015: Cullman Becomes Frozen For the Second Time in a Week

Sharon Schuler Kreps/CullmanSense
We appreciate everyone's patience as we make these weather calls based on the information that we receive.”
Dr. Doreen Griffeth, Cullman City Schools Superintendent

CULLMAN – Old Man Winter has hit Cullman for the second time in a week and school children all over the county were thrilled as they heard about the schools being closed. While the youngsters are out sledding across the ice, educators are anxious to get back to work.

“We are so anxious to get back to school! The delays and cancellations have been extremely hard on the continuity of our instruction as well as the ability of our teams to participate in our extracurricular activities,” said Dr. Doreen Griffeth, Cullman City Schools Superintendent.

“We will continue to work closely with EMA and the National Weather Service to monitor weather as we make the calls for safety for our students and staff. We appreciate everyone's patience as we make these weather calls based on the information that we receive.”

As a result of the treacherous and icy weather, Cullman County Schools were closed on Thursday and will remain closed on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Cullman City Schools will have a three hour delay Friday.

Most of the City and County Departments were closed today as well as many local businesses.

“We’re going to have some refreezing, especially in those areas that are shaded,” said Phyllis Little, Cullman County EMA Director.

“In talking with the county engineer, he’s been out riding this afternoon, and he said a lot of the roadways have dried off from the wind, but we still have those isolated areas where there’s no wind touching it, so they are going to refreeze tonight and there will be problems in the morning.”

Snow and ice can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very dangerous. 

Winter storm preparation tips:

  • Fill vehicles with fuel. Use vehicles to charge phones and other electronics if need be.

  • Prepare a backup heat source in case there is a power outage.

  • Invest in a set of solar lights and have them ready to use as interior lighting.

  • Prepare meals before the storm.

  • Consider pet care.

  • Don't travel unless necessary.