Road Conditions: Some Icy Spots Reported, Use Caution

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TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Many roads are in good shape, but there are some problem areas.  Please be cautious wherever you drive, especially on secondary and county roads.

Here are some trouble spots, county by county:

DeKalb County

-Fort Payne Gap is closed
-Scenic Road is closed – slick spot at 3rd Street
-Highway 75 and 117 – several icy spots
-Several bridges have ice – they’re all passable, but please slow down – take your time and use extreme caution.
-Several slick spots on secondary roads near Rainsville; no roads impassable at this time, though.

Jackson County

-Highway 79 – icing
-Highway 35, 117 and 40 are all clear.
-Other roads – you may come across patchy ice – please slow down.  No roads are currently closed.
-Some travel problems reported on Highway 72 near Stevenson. Icy spots being treated with salt.  Many secondary spots are slick, but not impassable at this time.
-Hwy 72 and 35 are very slick near Skyline, in the higher elevations near the Tennessee line. Salt trucks are treating the area.

Madison County/Huntsville

-I-565 west, at the Sparkman Drive entrance – there are some slick spots, even though they’ve been treated – please use caution
-I-565 west coming off Research Park Boulevard – icy spots
-Carriger Road bridge
-Brock Road north of Highway 72 near Madison County High School
-Winchester Road at Rustic Trail
-Lewis Mountain Road – some icing
-Some slick spots on Highway 72 over Chapman Mountain; crews have treated the roadway and are keeping a close eye on it.

There were two wrecks overnight on I-565 between County Line Road and Greenbrier Road due to icing. No one was seriously hurt in either.  Crews treated the road with a salt and sand mixture.

Memorial Parkway is in good shape – overpasses were treated overnight as a precaution.  Highway 431/Governors Drive is also in good condition. You may see some icy spots though, so please be careful.  No problems are reported on Cecil Ashburn Drive, either.

Madison Police also treated some icy spots early Monday morning on Madison Boulevard and County Line, as well as parts of Sullivan Street and Old Madison Pike.

Marshall County

-Some of the smaller bridges have icing
-Major bridges okay
-Hwy 227 – from Guntersville – goes up mountain toward Lake Guntersville Lodge – several icy spots

Franklin County, TN

-Numerous reports of slick roads in and near Sewanee, TN.  Highway 41A and secondary roads very slick; several accidents overnight.

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