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700 people sheltering at Boutwell warming station

Crews sanding a 6th Avenue South in Birmingham. Source: Birmingham mayor William Bell Crews sanding a 6th Avenue South in Birmingham. Source: Birmingham mayor William Bell
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

More than 700 people are seeking shelter at the Boutwell Auditorium warming station in Birmingham on Wednesday after a winter storm left thousands of people stranded in sub-zero temperatures across the state.

Mayor William Bell confirmed an "excess of 700 people" are at the Boutwell. He did not have specific numbers for other warming stations which are open across the city, including one at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

A full list of warming stations and shelters is available here.

The mayor said public works crews are working overnight and into Wednesday morning to clear ice from the roads. Some of the cars that are abandoned on the roadways will have to be towed to the side of the road to allow crews to sand them.

Mayor Bell said emergency vehicles will be out in Birmingham during the next 12 to 24 hours to help anyone with medical emergencies who may be stranded.

With temperatures staying below freezing, road conditions are not expected to improve on Wednesday morning. The Alabama Department of Transportation is urging everyone to stay off the roads until after lunch on Wednesday and give the road crews time to work on the roads without traffic.

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