The great Birmingham Epiphany winter storm of 2017 (photos)

Snow Angel in Crestwood neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama – Photo by: Amber Lynn Ladner (the angel was made by her daughter Sarah Belle)

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to Birmingham…. the Epiphany winter storm of 2017.

2017’s first winter storm finally arrived late in the afternoon and early evening after school officials closed schools for the entire day, Epiphany services were cancelled, and most of Birmingham’s Friday night entertainment areas were shuttered.

Nabeel’s in Homewood, Alabama – Photo by Lindsay Warren

The good news.  This particular storm was perfect for sledding and snow angels.

Be safe out there.  Many of the roads, especially the side streets have not melted today.  And many thanks to Bham Now readers who sent us some photos and video from the first snow storm of 2017.

Enjoy their pics!

Photo by David Frings – taken in Alabaster, Alabama
Courtesy of Kristina O’Quinn
Courtesy of Kristina O’Quinn
Photo by Mike McKenzie taken on Cullom Street South near 16th Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama
Photo by: Pat Byington in Birmingham, Alabama
Photo by: Amber Lynn Ladner
Roads are still impassable on side streets

Sledding in Rhodes Park in Southside Birmingham

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.