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Governor Robert Bentley urges motorists to avoid traveling in areas where freezing temperatures may affect road conditions.

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCYFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, January 7, 2017

 Governor Robert Bentley urges motorists to avoid traveling in areas where freezing temperatures may affect road conditions.

 CLANTON –  Governor Robert Bentley encourages motorists to avoid traveling in areas where freezing temperatures may affect road conditions.  The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Warning that will affect most parts of Alabama.

 Alabama Department of Transportation will continue to treat roadways and monitor conditions in affected areas.  Motorists can check road conditions by visiting https://algotraffic.com/.  Alabama DOT has also deployed the Alabama Service and Assistance Patrol (ASAP) to assist motorists. 

Alabama National Guard Mobility Support Teams will continue to assist Alabama DOT through the night.

Available state troopers will work through the night to assist stranded motorists and investigate traffic crashes and other winter storm-related issues.  Alabama Law Enforcement Agency advises motorists to dial 911 from their cell phones for assistance or to report crashes.   

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is in contact with the National Weather Service and will be monitoring this weather until the threat diminishes.

 For the latest weather conditions, visit www.weather.gov and click the area where you live or travel. 

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