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Gov. Kay Ivey orders state offices closed Wednesday ahead of winter weather

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Gov. Kay Ivey has ordered state offices closed Wednesday ahead of a significant winter weather event Tuesday.

Ivey ordered offices closed early Tuesday at 3 p.m. so state workers could get home before 4 p.m. The offices will be closed all day on Wednesday. The Birmingham National Weather Service has warned that the storm could impact travel conditions and make roads hazardous as precipitation freezes overnight in low temperatures.

Ivey issued the memo Tuesday afternoon.

The Alabama Legislature, in its second week of session, is not expected to meet Wednesday for normal committee hearings. The House passed a motion Tuesday and the Senate is expected to pass a motion canceling committee hearings later today.

The Supreme Court building also closed Tuesday and will remain closed Wednesday.

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Chip Brownlee is a former political reporter, online content manager and webmaster at the Alabama Political Reporter. He is now a reporter at The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering guns in America.