MONTGOMERY – Governor Bob Riley ordered state offices located north of Clanton to be closed on Tuesday due to the continuing dangerous conditions of roads in the northern half of the state.
State employees who live north of Clanton and commute to offices south of Clanton will be excused from work on Tuesday, as well.
Governor Riley spent Monday in Huntsville and Birmingham reviewing highway conditions with the state’s Emergency Management Agency Director, Brock Long.
He said with temperatures falling overnight, the slush on many roadways will refreeze into layers of ice tonight and make travel too dangerous.
“We’ve already had two fatalities on Alabama’s roads due to this storm.
We absolutely do not want anyone else to lose their life or get hurt.
People’s safety is always the paramount concern, so I encourage everyone in the northern parts of Alabama to stay off the roads,” said Governor Riley.
Exceptions for excused state employees include critical response staff as determined by each state agency director.