County, Hoover, Alabaster, Pelham schools announce two-hour delay

Shelby County, Alabaster and Hoover schools will delay the start of school by two hours on Jan. 8 due to extreme cold. (File)

Shelby County, Alabaster and Hoover schools will delay the start of school by two hours on Jan. 8 due to extreme cold. (File)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Shelby County Schools, Hoover City Schools, Pelham City Schools and Alabaster City Schools have announced a system-wide two-hour delayed start of school for Jan. 8.

Hilltop Montessori School in Mt Laurel also will delay start until 10 a.m. on Jan. 8, with carpool beginning at 9:45 a.m.

The National Weather Service announced “bitterly cold conditions” beginning Jan. 7 at night and continuing into Jan. 8 as an arctic air mass invades central Alabama. The NWS is predicting the “coldest temperatures of the winter season” through Jan. 7 and 8 as temperatures dip into the teens.

School buses with all systems will run regular routes on a two-hour delay on Jan. 8, corresponding with the later school start time. Breakfast will not be served at Alabaster schools, according to an email sent to parents.