Many AL schools still closed as ice, snow melts

Many AL schools still closed as ice, snow melts

January 31st, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Thousands of Alabama school kids are getting another day off from class because of the winter storm.

School systems throughout central Alabama are taking today off because of lingering icy spots on roads. That includes all schools around Birmingham, the state's most populous area.

Much of the snow and ice melted Thursday as temperatures rose above freezing. But many county roads and side streets still have slick spots, and freezing temperatures overnight made them worse.

Life is getting back to normal elsewhere. Many schools and businesses are reopening in south Alabama, although some will remain closed or open late one more day because of travel problems.

Auburn University is reopening, and so is Alabama State University in Montgomery.

High temperatures are supposed to be in the 50s statewide.