HUNTSVILLE, Ala — While schools and city, state, and federal offices are closed on Feb. 15 for Presidents Day, other businesses and clinics are delaying or closing due to the risk of winter weather.
Business/Services closings and delays for February 17:
Limestone County, AL – Due to current winter weather conditions and current travel issues in the county, Presiding Limestone County Circuit Court Judge, Robert M. Baker, has canceled all Limestone County court proceedings scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Decatur Municipal Court: Dockets for February 17, 2021 are canceled.
Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA) curbside recycling collections for this week are now DELAYED. Crews will resume collections as soon as possible and will continue throughout the weekend in order to complete all daily routes. To ensure your collection, please place and leave your cart out until emptied. Some areas may experience further delays depending on road conditions.
Redstone Federal Credit Union branches will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
You can stay warm in winter weather with a few simple tips:
If you are without power in freezing temperatures, the National Weather Service says to close your blinds and curtains to keep in the heat. They also recommend closing off rooms to prevent wasting heat.
Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing.
Eat and drink. When it's cold and you have no way to heat your home, dig into those emergency snacks. Food will provide energy and help heat your body.
While you may be tempted to leave your cold home to see the snow and ice, officials say don't. You are much safer in your home.
Meteorologist Katie Magee with NWS Huntsville said, "Wherever you are tonight and tomorrow morning is where you will be until temperatures get above freezing on Wednesday. We all saw what happened in Fort Worth when they had ice accumulation. There were back ups on the highway a mile long and several fatalities. Please, please protect yourself and your loved ones. Do not travel."