A State of Emergency has been declared in Alabama by Governor Kay Ivey due to the expected impact of winter weather.
A large winter storm is expected to slam the state as well as others later this week. By declaring a State of Emergency, Governor Ivey is directing the activation of the Alabama Emergency Operations Center and the Alabama National Guard to assist with transportation needs.
The winter storm is expected to bring freezing temperatures to the region and travel conditions are expected to rapidly deteriorate due to the fast-moving nature of the storm.
“Now is a good time to prepare for the inclement conditions winter weather may bring in the coming days,” Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director, Brian Hastings said. “Although the storm is fast-moving with short but heavy bursts of snow fall, it is the freezing temperatures after the front passage and especially at night that will create dangerous driving conditions where residual water on roadways freezes.”