Governor’s office: Search and rescue workers sent to Shelby, Jefferson counties in state aircraft

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Gov. Robert Bentley’s office announced via Twitter that rescue personnel and trained medics in state aircraft have been sent to Shelby and Jefferson counties on search and rescue missions Jan. 29 because of the winter storm

Motorists have been stranded throughout the Birmingham metro area since Jan. 28 due to icy roads.

The governor’s office also tweeted that about 4,000 children remain at schools. “All schools are warm, have food and great teachers & principals caring for children,” the tweet read.