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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley has offered additional resources to Madison County as temperatures dip and snow accumulates in the Tennessee Valley.

Madison County Commission Chair Dale Strong says the National Guard, snow plows and tow trucks are at the County’s disposal.

“Those vehicles are higher off the ground. If we’re going to have a large accumulation, these vehicles can get to the next level,” said Strong. “I’m excited Governor Bentley has offered that to the people of north Alabama.”

So far Strong says there is not currently a need for the additional resources, but he will take the Governor up on his offer if need be.

“Our biggest challenge is still ahead of us. There’s potential for a significant snow event. I still believe the next 24 to 72 hours is going to be the toughest,” said Strong.

A spokeswoman for the Governor says the offer would apply for other North Alabama Counties. If there is a need, they only need to reach out to the Alabama Emergency Management Agency.



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