BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Governor Robert Bentley took an aerial tour of Birmingham on Wednesday to assess the area’s roadways following Tuesday’s winter storm that swept through Alabama.
At a press conference, Bentley praised the many “snow angels” who came to the aid of their neighbors Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bentley says his decision to declare a state of emergency on Monday enabled the state to be prepared as possible and make sure all state resources were ready.
The storm left some teachers and students stranded at schools as many parents were unable to reach them on Monday. During Tuesday’s press conference, Bentley said more than 200 students were still at schools across the state.
He lauded the care teachers and principals showed in caring for the students during the storm.
Bentley says first responders are still working around the clock with state crews to clear the roads, but he urged motorists to stay off the roads as temperatures drop again Wednesday night.
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