Essential workers in North Alabama got rides to work by police officers during the brutal winter storm that recently was responsible for freezing the roads and making it dangerous to drive, according to a report by ABC affiliate WAAY31.
People are struggling to get to work in the icy conditions, and are relying on police officers for transport. The winter storm is hitting northern Alabama particularly hard, with meteorologists predicting up to 5 inches of snowfall and a tenth of an inch of ice across a handful of counties. Huntsville Alabama issued a winter storm warning for their northwest counties, advising against driving on the sleek and icy roads.
Jacob Inman, a CAT Scan Technician at Helen Keller Hospital and an essential worker, was given a ride by a Sheffield police officer to avoid driving himself, and said that many people in the area are relying on similar transport.
“The police officer that picked me up he said he had been taking a lot of people back and forth all morning and (Monday) as well,” he said.
Due to the dangerous driving conditions in below freezing temperatures, Helen Keller hospital has arranged for workers to stay the night.
For last-minute workers looking for a ride, the local police station is there to help.