Alachua County Public Schools close for storm

Alachua County Public Schools district office admin building
Photo by Seth Johnson

Alachua County Public Schools has announced a district-wide closure on Tuesday, Jan. 9 because of the National Weather Service (NWS) wind advisory and bus safety concerns.

Other school districts closing on Tuesday include Bradford, Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist, Columbia, Union and Clay counties.

Severe thunderstorms are predicted to hit across North Central Florida by Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, according to the NWS. Damaging winds, a tornado risk and small hail are expected throughout the area with sustained Southerly winds of 20-35 mph with gusts ranging from 40-50 mph. 

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Schools will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

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