Check weather hotline before going to school March 5

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Be careful on icy roads when traveling anywhere, public relations director says.

By Sabrina Griffith

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Rumors about ice on roads lead some to believe campuses might be closed March 5, said Mario Muniz, district director of public relations, so he encourages everyone to check before leaving home.

The National Weather Service in Austin and San Antonio has issued a winter weather advisory for freezing rain and sleet. The advisory is in effect from midnight March 4 to noon March 5.

The fastest way to find out if the Alamo Colleges will be closed is calling the weather hotline at 210-485-0189, Muniz said.

He said the hotline is the first thing district officials update once they find out weather conditions.

The second option is to check voicemails, text messages, and emails associated with Alamo Colleges because the district sends notifications once the weather hotline is updated, he said.

The district will then put up a banner on www.alamo.edu, he said.

Next district notifies local media to report school closures, Muniz said.

Even social media is updated, he said.

“We get it out so many different ways,” Muniz said. “It is important for our students and staff to be safe.”

Always use good judgment when deciding to drive, he said.

Kerville is going to be the most affected and Muniz warns, “If you live in the Hill Country, don’t drive.”

Muniz said there is not enough information to decide whether the colleges will close.

“Until we know for sure there’s issues with the weather, we won’t close down the colleges,” he said.

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