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Winter Storm Leon freezes Alabama: newspaper front pages


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.


Anniston Star

The Anniston Star

Birmingham News

The Birmingham News

Decatur Daily

The Decatur Daily

Dothan Eagle

Dothan Eagle

Florence TimesDaily

The (Florence) TimesDaily

Gadsden Times

The Gadsden Times

Huntsville Times

The Huntsville Times

Mobile Press-Register

(Mobile) Press-Register

Montgomery Advertiser

The Montgomery Advertiser

Opelika-Auburn News

The Opelika-Auburn News

Selma Times-Journal

The Selma Times-Journal

Tuscaloosa News

The Tuscaloosa News


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Canton Cherokee Tribune

The (Canton) Cherokee Tribune

Carrollton Times-Georgian

The (Carrollton) Times-Georgian

Douglas County Sentinel

The Douglas County Sentinel

Gwinnett Daily Post

The Gwinnett Daily Post

Marietta Daily Journal

The Marietta Daily Journal


2 Yips for “Winter Storm Leon freezes Alabama: newspaper front pages”

  1. Tyler
    Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 10:32 pm

    I love the compilation of front pages!

  2. Wade Kwon
    Thursday, January 30, 2014, 2:01 pm

    Thanks, Tyler!

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