Many newspaper subscribers in Alabama and Georgia won’t see today’s front page. Not unless their carrier has snow tires or a hover car.
Winter Storm Leon hit Alabama and Georgia Tuesday with an unexpected 1 to 2 inches of midday snow. The sudden accumulation in freezing temperatures created roadway hazards for cities in both states. A reported five are dead, with hundreds of vehicles temporarily abandoned along interstate highways and roads.
Thousands of children in Hoover, along with several hundred in Birmingham, stayed overnight in school with their teachers. (More than 11,000 students statewide remained in their schools.) Motorists who abandoned their cars and trucks found shelter at nearby businesses and churches, while many stuck it out at their workplaces.
Below are today’s newspapers, with front pages showing Leon’s aftermath.
The Anniston Star
The Birmingham News
The Decatur Daily
The (Florence) TimesDaily
The Gadsden Times
The Huntsville Times
The Montgomery Advertiser
The Opelika-Auburn News
The Selma Times-Journal
The Tuscaloosa News
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The (Canton) Cherokee Tribune
The (Carrollton) Times-Georgian
The Douglas County Sentinel
The Gwinnett Daily Post
The Marietta Daily Journal
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