Ice on the beach, but it could be worse

Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 06:04 PM.

Alison DeVaughn drove to Troy, Ala., on Tuesday to take her mother to a doctor's appointment. The appointment got canceled and due to the snow Troy received, DeVaughn was temporarily stranded there.

Other local residents were safe and sound in South Walton but feared for their more northerly friends and family.

Lorre James's nephew's car could not make it home to his house in the Mountain Brook section of Birmingham and he had to hike for more than an hour. James's 80-year-old mother held her car steady as it slid backwards down a Birmingham hill at more than 30 mph. She then abandoned the car and she and her friend were rescued by a good Samaritan and delivered to her home.

"Mom is feeling all superwoman now," said James. "This story will be shared at her bridge club and bunko for a long time!"


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