The road closure creates hardships for students living on Keel Mountain and Madison County Schools is helping.
The school system is teaming up with the Care Center, the United Way, Graces of Gurley, Representative Richie Whorton, and Senator Steve Livingston to provide Dollar General Gas cards.
Friday afternoon students living on Keel Mountain were sent home with paperwork for their parents to fill out. When the form is returned, parents will be given a gas card each week while Keel Mountain Road is closed.
“There’s about 25 families who we assume are going to need the card. That’s about how many families we are planning to help, at $25 a gas card,” said Andrea Bridges, Executive Director of the Care Center.
The new bus stop location for Keel Mountain students is Cedar Point Church of Christ, on New Hope Cedar Point Road, south of Cherry Tree Lane.
Pickup for all students is 6:45 am. Drop off is 3:00 pm for K-8 and High school students it’s 4:30 pm.