Rare mix of ice and snow shuts down much of Alabama
A fast-moving, unexpectedly severe winter storm blanketed much of Alabama with a treacherous layer of as much as 4 inches of frozen precipitation Tuesday, stranding thousands of children and adults in schools and businesses, causing multiple wrecks and coating palm trees with ice at the beach.
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#1 Jan 29, 2014
At least the weatherman got it right for you. Yesterday morning our forecast called for a light dusting, by noon we had 3" on the ground and by 5 pm it had frozen solid.
#2 Jan 31, 2014
Actually, in Alabama the storm was predicted to be 100 miles south of Birmingham, so our sand trucks were sent south by Emergency Management.(We were told to expect a "light dusting".) Not only were we caught unaware, but we had no trucks to put out sand on the roads.
#3 Jan 31, 2014
We had the same problem here. Alot of our side roads never got scraped or salt/sanded this time. And of course the Ga DOT stayed close to Atlanta but evidently didn't do too good of a job there.
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