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Stranded co-workers unaware they were near each other

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The women were unaware they had both been sent to the same area. (Source: MGN Online) The women were unaware they had both been sent to the same area. (Source: MGN Online)
CENTRAL ALABAMA (WAFF) -

Two women from the Shoals were among the many motorists stuck in the Central Alabama traffic nightmare. They left Florence Tuesday morning for a business trip in Birmingham, never expecting to be stranded there for hours, let alone days.

Pam Kelly and Labrisca Cook said they are holding up as well as they can. The women are co-workers and said they had no idea the other was in the area until their bosses in Florence told them.

They made it safely to a hotel near the airport Tuesday afternoon and have been there ever since. They said they had nothing in the way of preparations for being stranded; they even had to buy a phone charger from a nearby convenience store just to keep in communication.

The ladies said they are listening to local authorities and staying put one more night. They hope the roads will clear by noon Thursday so they can head back to the Shoals to be with their families.

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