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State offices to reopen noon Thursday after winter storm recedes

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Gov. Ivey’s office announced that state offices will reopen noon on Thursday after winter conditions in the area subside.

Government offices around the state were closed on Wednesday after Ivey issued a state of emergency for the coming winter storm.

Alabamians were greeted with a winter storm early Wednesday morning that covered parts of the state in inches of snow and ice. Multiple counties in North and Central Alabama advised residents to stay off roads as ice made traveling on them perilous.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency warned Alabama residents of icy roads on Tuesday and said emergency crews would be working to ensure the roads are passable. They encouraged drivers to visit their website to find the status of road conditions.

In addition to government offices, the state Legislature suspended all committee meetings in the wake of the storm and agreed to reconvene on Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing by tomorrow and make road conditions more stable.

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