Mobile County school officials will monitor roads Friday morning


In Mobile County, as of now, schools will open as usual Friday morning.

Officials say they'll monitor our weather reports here at NBC 15 and keep in touch with the National Weather Service throughout the night.

Superintendent Martha Peek says starting at 3 a.m. she'll be out on the roads herself checking out conditions along with bus route supervisors who will drive around and monitor the roads all over the county, especially in north Mobile County.

"We have 56,000 students so there are parents who need to know as soon as possible because of child care. We also realize we have families where children need to be in school where it's warm, secure and we have meals during the day. So we weigh all of that but most importantly we make a decision based on the greatest safety factors we can base it on," said Peek.

If Mobile County does decide to cancel, they'll first alert the public on social media and contact us here at NBC 15. Anytime classes are canceled for weather, those days do have to be made up unless the governor declares a state of emergency.