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North Alabama is covered with snow and a thin layer of ice. A winter storm dropped as much as 3 inches of wintry precipitation in areas and forecasters say could be on the way. Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency, and many school systems are closed.
Gov. Robert Bentley said two National Guard wreckers were dispatched to Interstate 65 near Cullman to help clear jackknifed 18-wheelers that blocked northbound traffic. The governor said one lesson learned from the Jan. 28th ice storm was to call National Guard wreckers quickly to pull stalled vehicles to the side of the road until the weather clears.
Alabama Power CEO Charles McCrary is retiring after 12 years at the helm of the company. 51-year-old Mark Crosswhite, will become Alabama Power's new president and CEO on March 1st.
The grand opening of the Alabama Voices Exhibit in the state Department of Archives and History is just a few days away and spectators are in for an immersive and interactive experience. Georgia Ann Conner, Communication Officer for the Department, said the physical transformation of the exhibit is breathtaking. Governor Robert Bentley and First Lady Dianne Bentley will be on hand this Saturday at the grand opening of the exhibit beginning at 9 a.m. There will also be food vendors and live music. The event is free and open to the public.