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Snow shuts down Birmingham, Alabama again

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Between one and two inches of snow fell on Birmingham, Alabama beginning around 4 p.m. on the afternoon of Feb. 12, 2014.

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Most local schools and many government offices have been closed for the last three days in anticipation of a snow event that finally materialized. Many local employers allowed their employees to leave work early on Feb. 12, 2014, to avoid travel problems.

While the Alabama Department of Public Safety and Governor Robert Bentley have issued a travel advisory, declared a state of emergency on Feb. 10, 2014, and asked people to stay inside, there were at least six travelers seen on Springville Road in the Trussville area of Birmingham about 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2014.

The state and local authorities have been attempting to avoid a similar catastrophe like the multitude of stranded commuters, children stranded in schools, and several hundred automobile accidents that occurred on Jan. 28, 2014 due to snow. Having had to deal with a near catastrophic event, state and local officials are obviously and reasonably cautious.

The weather is assisting in keeping temperatures just around and slightly above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Local weather forecasters have predicted a high temperature around 48 degrees Fahrenheit for Feb. 13, 2014, so traveling and people’s Valentine’s Day plans should not be interfered with to any great extent.

The accompanying photographs were taken around Trussville, Alabama. Note that there is some ice but the majority of the roads do seem to be passable.

The best advice is to stay home and play in the snow.

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