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Alabama remains under Winter Weather Watch

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Right now, people in the state of Alabama are seeing something they don't see very often, snow.

Schools and business are closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of the threat. Governor Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency on Monday. Right now, there are 200 troops standing by to help wherever they are needed.

Legislative leaders are taking a wait and see approach to the meeting schedules for the House and Senate. A spokesperson says the House will meet at 1 p.m. As planned and the Senate at 2 p.m., then officials will assess the weather and decide what to do. A legislative spokesman say lawmakers will re-evaluate the situation Tuesday afternoon.

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