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Stranded students spend second night in classrooms

Bentley flew across the hardest-hit areas of the state to assess how treacherous the roads really are. (Source: WBRC video) Bentley flew across the hardest-hit areas of the state to assess how treacherous the roads really are. (Source: WBRC video)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFF) -

Governor Bentley said the 200+ students who spent the night at their schools Tuesday will do so again Wednesday night.

Bentley flew across the hardest-hit areas of the state to assess how treacherous the roads really are. He traveled on a National Guard Black Hawk helicopter so as not to occupy an emergency vehicle.

Search and rescue operations continue to ensure no one on the interstates or side roads are still trapped inside their vehicles. They are not certain if they have attended to everyone. Crews are working around the clock to clear the roads.

The governor said hundreds of students and their teachers will spend a second night camping out in their classrooms. "We are making progress though," said Bentley. "One of the things I am proudest of [is] the way our school systems handled the situation, where our children have been stranded in schools. As I said yesterday, if you trust your teacher during the daytime, you ought to trust your teacher at night. That's exactly what they did."

Bentley said he hopes that by Thursday, kids can be reunited with their parents. Meanwhile, the state of emergency in Alabama continues.

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