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.

15 comments

  • Jenny Briggs

    What about 231, that includes the river bridge into Huntsville and also the mountain? Is that safe?

  • Bon

    WHNT needs to be responsible for naming the roads correctly when they put out a warning and be more specific. Brock Road is one of the most traveled roads that the students use at MCHS. It is off Hwy. 72 to the north. It is the ONLY road north of 72 near the high school that the road condition alert could be describing. Rock Road does not exist near the high school in a northern direction. First rule of reporting – do your research before posting.

  • Robin

    There’s always ice on the 565E exit to Rideout Road heading South onto the Arsenal when its below freezing and wet. It’s bad enough with the 70 mph crossover, but the city never seems to sand/salt that exit. This morning, there was more ice than clear road at 9am. Please sand this strip!

  • lindamo27

    Keep up the good work WHNT! Everyone makes a mistake here and there and when trying to keep up with the huge amount of news and info coming in and out each day I feel you all do a great job. Trying to understand a caller or info that is being reported is sometimes difficult but I love that you are all ready to try and get it out as completely and as correct as you can. God bless!

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