Gov. Kay Ivey declared a State of Emergency ahead of an approaching winter storm. Ivey directed activation of the Alabama Emergency Operations Center in Clanton, and the Alabama National Guard to assist with emergency transportation needs. The governor is also directing the state agencies to exercise authority to assist those affected by the storm.
"This winter storm has the potential to affect a large portion of our state. Citizens in the northern half of the state should be especially mindful of the changing weather conditions," Ivey said. "Travel conditions could be negatively impacted Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Please avoid travel if possible, and be very careful if you do have to get out on the roadways."
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist JP Dice said the snow was expected to fall during the morning hours on Tuesday, with accumulations in greater Birmingham generally ranging between 2-4 inches.