Gov. Bentley Discusses State’s Winter Weather Response

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley held a news conference Tuesday to give updates on Alabama’s response to winter weather that is impacting the state.  Many areas in north, central and south Alabama are experiencing sleet, ice and snow.

Governor Bentley says all state offices are closed until 12 p.m. Thursday. He said 350 members of the National Guard have been activated to help wherever needed.

He reassured parents whose students are stuck at school to know the children are being taken care of.  Many students have not been able to get home in Jefferson County, Talladega County, and other locations. The situation has improved for students in DeKalb County and Fort Payne, though.

Gov. Bentley urged people with roadside calls to use the number *HP (*47).  He urged people not to call 911 unless it’s a true emergency, and he also urged people to stay off the roads in areas that are closed.

Governor Bentley declared a State of Emergency on Monday.

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