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Snow falls on Alabama as winter returns

From staff and wire reports

Yesterday, many Alabamians were running their air conditioner units to keep cool. Today many are waking up to snow on the ground.

Snow began falling Sunday night in parts of Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. A winter storm warning was also issued in parts of northern Alabama and southern Tennessee, and portions of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia.

Impacts from the winter storm were expected across the South, Appalachian states, the mid-Atlantic and up the East Coast.

In Washington, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced that federal offices in the area would be closed on Monday. Emergency employees and telework employees would continue to work, the OPM said on its website.

In Huntsville, Mayor Tommy Battle’s office said the city received as much as three inches of snow. Dustings were reported throughout the Birmingham area and as far south as Montgomery.

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