Gov. Bentley: National Guard wreckers sent to I-65 North in Cullman to help clear jackknifed 18-wheelers

Traffic was at a standstill on Interstate 65 North after 18-wheelers jackknifed in Cullman, Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (Seth Brock/Twitter)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Robert Bentley says two National Guard wreckers have been dispatched to Interstate 65 near Cullman to help clear jackknifed 18-wheelers that blocked northbound traffic.

The governor says one lesson learned from the Jan. 28 ice storm was to get National Guard wreckers organized early to pull stalled vehicles to the side of the road until the weather clears and the owners can reclaim them.

Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Harris says the state has brought in contractor crews to assist with snow removal across north Alabama counties.

The state is bracing for another shot of winter weather Tuesday night and Wednesday that could dump even more snow and ice than the first round of precipitation.